Evoenergy is the gas distribution network service provider for the ACT and surrounding areas. The National Gas Law and National Gas Rules provide the regulatory framework governing gas networks. As with other covered pipelines, we regulate Evoenergy's reference tariffs—and through this its revenue—under an approved access arrangement.
Evoenergy is required to submit its gas access arrangement for the 2021-26 period, commencing 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026, to the AER for approval on 1 July 2020. Before doing so, the NGR require service providers to submit a reference service proposal, which describes all the pipeline services and reference services it intends to offer its customers. Evoenergy submitted its reference service proposal to us on 28 June 2019.
At the conclusion of the AER's public consultation on Evoenergy's reference service proposal on 2 August 2019, no stakeholder submissions were received.
On 25 November 2019 the AER approved the reference service proposal submitted by Evoenergy. Details are set out in the AER final decision paper.
An indicative timetable for the gas access arrangement review is set out in the initiation milestone.