Current review material
Notes that two interconnections to the Vector pipeline had occurred and been reviewed, but that significant interconnections to the Maui pipeline were not expected to occur until early in 2014. Gas Industry Co will provide the Minister with an update at that time.
Acknowledging progress and requesting Gas Industry Co to ‘…undertake a formal review of the current interconnection arrangements after the next two interconnections to each of the transmission pipelines, or by the end of 2013, whichever is sooner’.
Gas Industry Co has completed its review of transmission pipeline interconnection arrangements. Our advice to the Minister is that regulation is unnecessary at this stage. The TSOs have made efforts to improve their processes to align with the Guidelines and objectives of the Gas Act and GPS. Although we think dispute resolution processes can be improved further, we believe this can be achieved without regulation.
We propose that, once the TSOs' new arrangements are in place, Gas Industry Co will review how well they perform in practice by evaluating the next interconnections to the Vector and MDL pipelines. We will then make the appropriate recommendations.
2010 review material
Material from the 2010 review of TSO interconnection arrangements against the objectives of the Gas Act and GPS is presented below.
2009 review material
Material from the 2009 review of TSO interconnection arrangements against the Guidelines on Interconnection to Transmission Pipelines is presented below.