APA Victorian Transmission System - Access Arrangement 2018-22

  • Upcoming stakeholder forum
  • Accepting submissions
Commencement date: 
3 January 2017
Regulatory period: 
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022
(5 years)
AER General inquiries AERInquiry@aer.gov.au
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On 3 January 2017 the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) received an access arrangement proposal from APA VTS Australia (Operations) Pty Ltd (APA), for the gas transmission network in Victoria known as the Victorian Transmission System (VTS). The National Gas Law (NGL) and National Gas Rules (NGR) provide the regulatory framework governing gas networks. As with other covered pipelines, we regulate APA's reference tariffs for the VTS—and through these its revenue—under an approved access arrangement for its network.

APA's access arrangement proposal contains the terms, including prices, under which it proposes to provide its customers with access to its network for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022. The AER assesses the terms of the proposal against the National Gas Objective which is set out in the NGL. Following the review the AER must make a final decision to approve, or to refuse to approve, the access arrangement proposal.

Stakeholder forum

The AER has invited AGN, Multinet, AusNet and APA to present their proposals to stakeholders at a public forum on the Victorian gas access arrangement reviews in Melbourne on 1 February 2017. The forum will also introduce stakeholders to our Consumer Challenge Panel for these reviews.

If you are interested in attending the public forum, please register your interest by emailing your details to VicGAAR2018-22@aer.gov.au by Monday, 23 January 2017.

Invitation for submissions

We invite interested parties to respond to this proposal by providing us with written submissions. These should be emailed to: VicGAAR2018-22@aer.gov.au by close of business 3 March 2017.