Transformation of the gas transmission system. Response to the AEMCs pipeline access discussion paper. Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
This submission is in response to the AEMC’s pipeline access discussion paper. The discussion paper outlines the required governance arrangements, terms and conditions for primary and secondary capacity contracts, operation of capacity trading and un-nominated capacity, and finally information provisions. PIAC supports the move to improve trading within pipelines, however PIAC has concerns about the level of regulation of this system and remain cautious about the effectiveness of these measures in improving the affordability and supply of gas to residential customers. PIAC recommends that while this is a very technical process, consumer interests need to remain at the heart of these changes and consumer advocates should be involved in all decision making processes, to ensure that occurs.