On 3 June 2015 we released our final decision on Jemena Gas Networks (JGN) Ltd's 2015–20 Access Arrangement.
In June 2015, JGN applied to the Australian Competition Tribunal for merits review and the Federal Court for judicial review of the AER’s final decision for its 2015-20 access arrangement. The Tribunal hearings commenced in September 2015. The tribunal made its decision on 26 February 2016.
On 24 March 2016 the AER applied to the Federal Court for judicial review of the Australian Competition Tribunal decisions to set aside the NSW and ACT electricity and gas distribution network revenue determinations.
Jemena Gas Networks (JGN) submitted a gas access arrangement revision proposal (proposal) for its NSW distribution network to the AER for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020, pursuant to its obligations under rule 52 of the National Gas Rules (NGR). We publicly released the proposal for consideration and comment by interested parties. JGN's proposal can also be accessed on its website.
On 27 November 2014, we published our draft decision on JGN's access arrangement for the 2015–20 access arrangement period. The AER held a public forum to explain first hand to stakeholders our draft decision and what it means. The public forum took place in Sydney on 8 December 2014.
On 27 February 2015, JGN submitted its revised access arrangement proposal. Under Rule 60 of the National Gas Rules, JGN may submit a revised proposal to address matters raised in the draft decision.
The AER sought submissions from interested stakeholders for consideration in making its draft decision on the proposal. Submissions closed on 27 March 2015.
On 3 June 2015, we released our final decision on JGN's access arrangement (including the reference services agreement) for the 2015-20 access arrangement period.
Consumer challenge panel
The AER has established its Consumer Challenge Panel (CCP). To meet its objectives of assisting the AER make better regulatory determinations, the CCP may provide statements and advices to the AER. Statements and advices relevant to this review are available under the ‘Challenge Panel’ milestone below. Further information on the CCP and a complete list of material provided by the CCP is available on the Consumer Challenge Panel page.