AER releases final decision on Australian Gas Networks (AGN) future capital expenditure for the Mount Barker Gas Network Extension

Australian Gas Networks (AGN) is proposing to construct a high pressure extension and reticulation system to service Mount Barker, as well as industry in Monarto South and Kanmantoo (South Australia).

AGN submitted an application seeking an advanced determination from the AER on this capital expenditure that will be undertaken between 2019-20 and 2020-21 (under rule 80 of the National Gas Rules (NGR)), and included in the regulatory asset base at the next reset.

The AER’s final decision under r.80 of the NGR, is that capital expenditure by AGN of $33.0 million ($2017-18) for the Mount Barker extension will meet the new capital expenditure criteria set out in r. 79 of the NGR.

Issued date: 
19 December 2018
AER reference: 
AC 161/18