The AER has published its final decisions on the extension of access arrangements for Victorian gas distributors AusNet, AGN and MGN from 1 January to 30 June 2023.
Regulated gas networks must periodically apply to the AER for a ruling on network charges, in the form of an access arrangement. Our decision on the access arrangements currently in place for Victorian gas distributors were made in November 2017, for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022.
On 20 October 2020, the National Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (Vic) was enacted to change the timing of Victorian gas distribution access arrangement periods. Where previous access arrangement decisions for Victorian distributors have been made by reference to calendar years, future access arrangements will be made for financial years. To facilitate this, the current access arrangements will be extended by 6 months from 1 January to 30 June 2023. The next access arrangements for AusNet, AGN and MGN will then cover the period 1 July 2023 to 30 June.