Gas Industry Co received twenty submissions on the Options Paper for Information Disclosure (Options Paper) from a wide range of parties spanning the New Zealand energy sector. That consultation closed on 17 April 2019. The twenty submissions can be viewed here.
There are a number of submissions containing detailed responses to various issues raised in the Options Paper, with some having different perspectives on several issues. For instance, there is a range of perspectives on the issue of which parties should be included in an information disclosure regime. In particular, should major users be included in outage disclosure or forecasts of future consumption?
Given the range of perspectives in the submissions, Gas Industry Co decided to have a cross-submissions process for parties to provide further information on issues they consider are important. Submitters were encouraged to provide examples and background information supporting their positions.
The consultation period for receiving cross-submissions ended on Thursday 27 June 2019.