NOMINATIONS CLOSED: Gas Metering - Technical Advanced Metering Advisory Committee
Gas Industry Co published an analysis of the submissions received following consultation on the two papers it commissioned earlier this year: Gas Metering Review: Review of metering service provider arrangements, and Gas Metering Review: Review of advanced metering technology.
A consistent theme of the submissions was that advanced metering is still in the early stages of development. There is uncertainty about what ultimately might be the right technical solution for the New Zealand market. Submitters considered that the market should be allowed to develop without regulatory intervention, which could frustrate innovation.
Gas Industry Co is establishing a technical advisory group to provide advice on the issue of advanced metering. The purpose of the Technical Advanced Metering Advisory Committee (TArMAC) is twofold: to develop a set of minimum standards that will allow for the consistent collection and treatment of advanced metering data; and to identify any registry changes or rules amendments needed to accommodate the uptake of advanced metering.
Gas Industry Co invited nominations from stakeholders for TArMAC.
The terms of reference and selection criteria for TArMAC members, an initial discussion draft of minimum metering standards, as well as further information on gas metering can be found here.