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Connecting to the gas network

Connecting to the gas network means concluding gas network connection contract at the connection point of the property border – applies for the existing pipeline and new gas pipelines to be built. Contract can be entered by the property owner or an attorney-in-fact.

  • Submit an application for joining the gas network at liitumised@gaas.ee.
  • AS Gaasivõrk legal representative and the other party will agree on connection terms and conclude the gas network connection agreement.
  • Gaasivõrk legal representative will organise the gas pipeline design and construction to the connection point of the property border according to the agreement. AS Gaasivõrk will guarantee gas pressure and volume according to the contract.
  • The other party will organise the design and construction of the gas pipeline on the property owned according to the agreement and construction law from the beginning of the connection point and will mount the necessary gas requisites.
  • Upon completion of the construction work the other party will present to the AS Gaasivõrk representative the following documents:
    • A copy of technical inspection report prior to the introduction of the gas installation issued by Inspecta Estonia OÜ
    • digital drawings
  • After the completion of construction work and submission of the documents, the other party will conclude a gas network service agreement (network agreement).
  • Conclusion of gas sales agreement.
  • After the conclusion of natural gas sales agreement the other party will order the opening of the gas and gas meter from the company owning the gas network.
  • Opening of the gas for the new consumer is free of charge. If the opening of the gas is not possible due to the other party on the time agreed, despite the reason, each following opening of the gas will be priced according to the additional services price list.

Private construction works and design can be ordered from EG Ehitus.

Changing consumption terms

All operations relating to pipelines, consumer connection points and consumption managed by AS Gaasivõrk must be co-ordinated with AS Gaasivõrk.

The existence of a previously concluded connection and network services contract is a prerequisite for changing a connection point’s consumption mode. A change in the consumption mode means a change in at least one contractual parameter (gas pressure, maximum volume per hour, annual quantities etc.).

  • A consumer wishing to change their current consumption mode must fill a online form or e-mail, fax, post or deliver in person an application to the AS Gaasivõrk regional project manager. Application to change consumption terms.
  • The consumer and an AS Gaasivõrk project manager agree on the terms of changing the connection point’s consumption mode and conclude a contract to change the consumption terms.
  • After concluding the contract, an AS Gaasivõrk project manager issues technical design terms if required.
  • The consumer is responsible for the design and construction of gas installations according to the contract and technical terms. AS Gaasivõrk provides the new consumption terms at the connection point.
  • Upon completion of the construction work, the consumer submits to AS Gaasivõrk:

a) a technical inspection report prior to the introduction of the gas installation;
b) digital drawings;

  • After the completion of construction work and upon submission of these documents, the consumer will conclude a new contract with an AS Gaasivõrk project manager for the provision of network services.
Changing property owners
  • The new owner of property or an apartment notifies an AS Gaasivõrgud regional project manager at the first possible opportunity via email.
  • The AS Gaasivõrk project manager prepares a new draft network services contract within 3 days and submits it to the new owner. The parties will conclude the new network services contract within a reasonable period of time and either on paper or digitally.

More information and consultation regarding contractual changes write to vorgulepingud@gaas.ee (home and business client).

Regulation for opening and closing of gas supply

The regulation for opening and closing the gas supply regulates the process of opening and closing the gas supply for connected clients in the network area and related activities and documentation.

According to the Natural Gas Act:

  • if there is danger to the life, health or property of persons or to the environment, the network operator has the right to disrupt a network connection without giving advance notice thereof to the customer;
  • when it is established that illegal use of gas has taken place, the network operator has the right to disrupt the network connection immediately;
  • the network operator has the right to interrupt the supply of gas, having given at least seven days’ notice, in the following situations:
    • the consumer installation adversely affects the supply of gas to another customer or the technical parameters of the network;
    • the network operator is prevented from accessing a metering system located on premises owned or occupied by the customer or producer in order to inspect or replace the system or to perform any work which is necessary for operating the consumer or producer installation;
    • there are breaches of contracts entered into on the basis of the Natural Gas Act or other legal conditions.

Closing the gas supply upon application by a consumer

  • The consumer submits an online application to the network provider to close the gas supply of a site.
  • Before closing the gas supply, the network provider ensures that the applicant has the right to decide to close the gas supply for the site.
  • During the next working day after receiving the consumer’s application, AS Gaasivõrk representative will issue a service fee invoice to the consumer. Such invoices are based on the AS Gaasivõrk price list for services.
  • AS Gaasivõrk will close the gas supply no later than 10 days after receiving the service fee payment.

Closing the gas supply upon a breach of contract

Upon a breach of the contract by the consumer, AS Gaasivõrk can close the gas supply following the closing procedures in the natural gas law.

Closing the gas supply on application by a seller

  • AS Gaasivõrk will close the gas supply only if a consumer violates obligations resulting from a gas purchase and sales contract.

Illegal use

  • Under the Natural Gas Act, when it is established that illegal use of gas has taken place, the network operator has a right to interrupt the network connection immediately.

  • The consumer submits an online application to reopen the gas supply to the network operator.
  • At the latest, during the working day following receipt of the consumer’s application to (re)open the gas supply, the network operator issues a service fee invoice to the consumer. Such invoices are based on the AS Gaasivõrk price list for additional services.
  • The gas supply may be (re)opened if the consumer has all of the required documents:
    • a valid purchase and sales contract and network contract;
    • if required, a technical audit report issued by a company holding the relevant licence / registration (as specified in the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications regulation for audited installations, audits and audit requirements);
    • The cause for stopping the gas supply has been eliminated;
    • The client has fulfilled the demands presented by the network company.
  • AS Gaasivõrk shall arrange for the (re)opening of the gas supply with the consumer within five working days after the above terms have been met and the submitted service fee invoice has been paid.

Services for the projector and the builder of gas construction

For projector

All operations relating to pipelines, consumer connection points and consumption managed by AS Gaasivõrk must be co-ordinated with AS Gaasivõrk.

  • In order to compile a consumer installation design, the designer shall base the work on the technical design reference issued to the connecting consumer or the consumer changing the consumption mode by AS Gaasivõrk.
  • The designer will co-ordinate the finished consumer installation design with a metrology department specialist at AS Gaasivõrk.
  • The designer shall co-ordinate the finished street pipeline design with an AS Gaasivõrk regional manager or appointed specialist.

For builder

All operations relating to pipelines, consumer connection points and consumption managed by AS Gaasivõrk must be co-ordinated with AS Gaasivõrk.

  • The builder of a gas installation can only build according to a conforming design project co-ordinated with AS Gaasivõrk.
  • Connections with and cut-ins to AS Eesti Gaas pipelines are only permitted at the presence of a representative of AS Gaasivõrk.

More information and consultation on natural gas pipelines managed by AS Gaasivõrk and gas installation design requirements is available from AS Gaasivõrk project managers.

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