Recommendation

Transmission Pipeline Balancing 

 

March 2012 letter to Minister

As requested by (then) associate Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Pansy Wong, in September, 2010, Gas Industry Co provided the following update on Transmission Pipeline Balancing matters to the (now) Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Phil Heatley, in March 2012. In essence, we note that a number of industry initiatives are underway and, given the high level of activity, suggest that these should run their course before determining the next step. We propose to provide the Minister with a further update after 1 June 2013.

Letter to Minister of Energy and Resources regarding Transmission Pipeline Balancing

September 2010 letter to Minister and response

 

Transmission Pipeline Balancing has been an important area of work for Gas Industry Co. Recent correspondence between Gas Industry Co and the Associate Minister of Energy and Resources marks a significant step, bringing this phase of the workstream to a close.

This correspondence is available below.

Letter to Associate Minister of Energy and Resources regarding Transmission Pipeline Balancing

Associate Minister's Response

 

December 2009 letter to Minister

 

As indicated in the Statement of Proposal, Gas Industry Co will make a recommendation to the Associate Minister of Energy and Resources that rules be made for balancing arrangements in New Zealand. The text of the advice can be viewed or downloaded here.

Letter to Associate Minister of Energy and Resources regarding Transmission Pipeline Balancing

Draft Balancing Rules

The final draft of the Gas Governance (Balancing Rules) are available below

Final Draft Gas Governance (Balancing) Rules

Balancing Rules Workshops

Gas Industry Co wished to ‘workshop’ the draft balancing rules before including them in its formal recommendation to the Associate Minister at the end of February 2010. To use our time as efficiently as possible we held two workshops, the first, on Tuesday 2 February 2010 for only MDL and Vector, the second, on Friday 5 February 2010, for anyone else who wished to suggest improvements to the draft rules.

To view or download the redlined version of the Draft Rules here 

To view or download the clean version of the Draft Rules here

A copy of the workshop presentation can be found here

Comments on draft Balancing Rules

Gas Industry Co invited industry participants to comment on the Draft Rules. The comments received can be viewed here:

Contact Energy

Genesis Power Limited

Greymouth Gas New Zealand Limited

Maui Development Limited

Mighty River Power Limited

Vector Gas Limited