Overview

Indicative timetable

The AER received an access arrangement proposal from AGN for the period 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2028. Under the NGL and the NGR, the AER has the function of reviewing and approving the terms of the proposal. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to consider the indicative dates for the key milestones in this review.

Indicative dates for key milestones in the decision making process
Milestone Date*
AGN submits access arrangement proposal 1 July 2022
Stakeholder forum on AGN's access arrangement proposal 20 September 2022
Stakeholder submissions on AGN's access arrangement proposal close 30 September 2022
AER publishes access arrangement draft decision 9 December 2022
AGN submits revised access arrangement proposal 24 January 2023
Stakeholder submissions on AGN's revised proposal and AER's draft decision close 23 February 2023
AER publishes access arrangement final decision 2 June 2023

Update

On 27 October 2020, the National Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (Vic) (NELA Act) was enacted to change the timing of the annual Victorian electricity and gas regulatory years.

The NELA Act amends the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005 (NEVA) and the National Gas (Victoria) Act 2008 (NGVA) to extend the current regulatory periods for the Victorian electricity and gas distribution businesses by six months. The next access arrangement period is expected to commence on 1 July 2023. These changes exclude Victorian gas transmission networks.

Reference service proposal

The AER received AGN's reference service proposal on 1 July 2021.

Submissions

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The AER invited energy consumers and other interested parties to make submissions on AGN's reference service proposal by 30 July 2021. We received one submission.

Final decision

In November 2021, the AER made its final decision on AGN's reference service proposal. Our final decision is to approve AGN's proposed haulage and ancillary reference services. Details are set out in the AER final decision paper.