On 6 March 2019, the Gas Industry Company released for consultation the document: Options Paper for Information Disclosure (Options Paper). That document is available below.
Last August, we established the information disclosure workstream as an initial step in the process to address potential information issues relating to information availability in the wholesale gas sector. As part of that workstream we will consider whether current market arrangements related to information disclosure in the sector are sufficient or whether further arrangements are required.
The Options Paper sets out a proposed problem statement and discusses the importance of information for the operation of a well-functioning market. The options are described at a concept level and are evaluated qualitatively. Submissions will be used to assist in determining whether there is potential information issue, and if there is an issue, the extent of the issue and the appropriate option for detailed design and evaluation.
To ensure we understand the full range of perspectives that parties have on this subject, we encouraged submissions from all stakeholders including the wider energy sector. Consultation closed on Wednesday 17 April 2019. The twenty submissions received can be found below.
The presentation from the industry workshop we held on 27 March is also available below.