The effective implementation of such a large scale of line investments, involving the need to acquire the legal deeds to thousands of properties on which gas networks are built (this does not apply to the PSG gas pipelines covered by the Terminal Special Act), is an organizational and legal challenge not only for the company. Such a large scale of construction work can be performed thanks to the involvement of numerous design agencies cooperating with our company, as well as the contractors and suppliers who are selected for these projects in a transparent and competitive tender process. The effective implementation of such a sizable portfolio of investment tasks, constituting public purpose investments, is also possible thanks to the understanding and willing cooperation from the state administration, property owners, road managers, State Forest Directorate, railroad area managers, Water Management Boards, local communities, and other beneficiaries, whose consent for the use of the real estate is obtained at the stage of preparing project documentation.
Our company’s cooperation with local government units from the province level to the poviat and municipal levels is also extremely important, not only in activities resulting from the construction process, but also in terms of assessing the potential of the end-user market and cooperating with industrial investors looking for investment areas fitted with technical infrastructure. Our partner companies in the gas trade who commission us with distribution service are of key importance in acquiring new customers. Long-term investment plans are harmonized within five-year Development Plans, which are agreed on as part of the multi-operator collaboration with the Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM SA, in order to ensure coordination between the investment plans and the development of the transmission system, which is the “backbone” of the national gas system and a source of power for our distribution networks. Development plans are reviewed by province marshals and approved by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.
Thanks to our company’s cooperation with such a large spectrum of entities, organizations, state administration offices, and local communities, we are able to provide access to the most ecological energy medium—which is fuel gas—while guaranteeing the safety of our infrastructure.
Apart from the energy infrastructure, investment in gas distribution networks involves sewage, water supply, telecommunications and communication infrastructure, and the necessary elements of infrastructure which are essential to meet the communal, living, and economic needs that contribute to the improvement of living conditions and the economic development of the country.