In the 27 January News Bulletin, Gas Industry Co indicated that in mid-February First Gas would propose a set of directions and next steps for the new code development process, building on submitter views. That set of directions and next steps has been prepared in First Gas’s document Gas Transmission Access Code Development: Proposed Decisions and Next Steps which can be found below in RELATED DOCUMENTS. This is being discussed at the 28 February workshop at Gas Industry Co. Presentations from this workshop by First Gas and Gas Industry Co are available below.
Gas Industry Co and First Gas are co-leading the development of a single new gas transmission access code. As part of that, Gas Industry Co issued a paper in September 2016 entitled Gas Transmission Access: Single Code Options Paper Part 1 (SCOP1), and First Gas issued a paper in November 2016 entitled Gas Transmission Access: Single Code Options Paper (SCOP2).
SCOP2 attracted thirteen submissions, and an Analysis of Submissions was published in January. The SCOP2 Analysis of Submissions includes Gas Industry Co’s comments on those submissions and on the process forward. Submissions showed a high level of stakeholder engagement and strong support for the main objective proposed by First Gas; to enable the use of gas through the transmission system.
The purpose of SCOP2 was to explore the options for shaping a single new Gas Transmission Access Code (GTAC) to replace the Maui Pipeline Operating Code (MPOC) and the Vector Transmission Code (VTC). SCOP2 focused on decisions that are important to establishing the direction for the new code and the IT system to implement it.
Building on the feedback received on SCOP2, First Gas has issued the paper Gas Transmission Access Code Development: Proposed Decisions and Next Steps. It sets out a number of provisional decisions on the design of a new access regime and the process for putting it in place.
Documents referred to above and previous workshop presentations are all available here.