The 2008 Government Policy Statement on Gas Governance (GPS) requires the industry to have sound arrangements for the management of critical contingencies. This provision is met through the Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008 (CCM Regulations), which set out how industry participants plan for, and respond to, a serious incident affecting gas supply via the gas transmission pipelines.
The purpose of the CCM Regulations is to achieve the effective management of critical gas outages and other security of supply contingencies without compromising long-term security of supply.
The CCM Regulations were reviewed following an extended supply disruption on the Maui Pipeline in 2011. Amendments strengthening and clarifying aspects of the regulatory arrangements took effect on 1 March 2014. Details of the amendments and the associated review can be viewed in Regulations Review under Background
Under the CCM Regulations, Gas Industry Co has appointed Core Group to the role of Critical Contingency Operator (CCO), which has the responsibility for declaring and managing critical contingencies.
On the left-hand navigation of this section, you will find:
- The current Critical Contingency Management Regulations
- Information on the Critical Contingency Operator
- Information on Regional/Non-regional critical contingencies
- Information on the Critical Contingency Management Plans of First Gas
- Determinations that have been made with relation to the operation of the CCM Regulations
- The annual market fees collected by Gas Industry Co under the Critical Contingency Management Work Programme
- Information and various materials relating to Contingency Designation Applications