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Gas Industry Co has commissioned two papers on gas metering issues and invites stakeholder review and feedback.
The papers, Gas Metering Review: Review of metering service provider arrangements, and Gas Metering Review: Review of advanced metering technology are available below in Related Documents.
This work stems from requests from stakeholders that we look into metering issues and is consistent with the Government Policy Statement on Gas Governance (April 2008), which seeks an efficient market structure for the provision of gas metering services, among other outcomes.
Both papers were authored by Rod Crone Consulting and describe current metering arrangements and spell out the possibilities offered by advanced metering with a view to assessing whether there are barriers to competition in the metering market or to deployment of advanced meters.
The Covering Document below contains an overview of each of the papers as well as questions that we would like to pose to stakeholders in light of the papers' findings. The final chapter of the Covering Document looks at metering-related complaints received by Utilities Disputes.
Stakeholders are invited to provide responses to the questions posed in the Covering Document, and are welcome to comment on any other matters in the papers or on metering issues in general. Please note that submissions are invited by 5.00pm, Wednesday, 14 June 2017. To assist stakeholders, a separate Submissions Template is also available below.
Gas Industry Co will consider stakeholders' submissions in determining what, if any, next steps to undertake regarding metering. This analysis and a summary of submissions will published on Gas Industry Co's website.