The execution of the connection works depends on the requisite permissions of State Authorities, but also on the assignment to the Company of the necessary "rights of way" by the private owners of the property, in order to permit the installation of all individual components that are necessary for the construction and operation of the External Installation.
The Company must complete the Connection and begin supply within a reasonable time after the Connection and Supply Contract has entered into force.
Specifically, it is obliged to complete the new connection within 60 calendar days from signing the connection contract, unless one of the following applies:
(a) the installation of a natural gas Reducing and Metering Station (GRM) is required, in which case the connection completion schedule will be agreed with the Customer,
b) the Customer fails to pay the Connection or Expansion Fees, if these are payable in advance,
c) the Customer is impeded in some way,
d) there are technical difficulties not due to the Company,
e) the Customer fails to provide the necessary information to the Company and/or access to the Customer's premises is not possible,
f) the installation of the External Installation or the supply would be dangerous for reasons outside the Company's responsibility,
g) a different connection timetable is agreed between the Customer and the Company,
h) there are reasons of force majeure, as described in the provisions of the Distribution Network Operation Code.
The Customer who is to be connected to the distribution network, concedes to the Company, by loan-for-use, the necessary space for the installation of the pressure reduction station and for any adjacent installations.
If the necessary authorizations for External Installation works are not granted to the Company, the Connection Fees paid for the commencement of the natural gas supply shall be returned to the Customer within 30 days from the notification stating that the connection works cannot proceed.