The Switching Rules require Gas Industry Co to appoint a registry operator to establish, maintain and operate the gas registry. Following a competitive tender process in early 2008, Jade Software Corporation (NZ) Limited (Jade) was appointed as the registry operator, to develop and operate the gas registry in accordance with a Development and Establishment Agreement (DEA) and Service Provider Agreement (SPA) respectively.
The SPA commenced on the go live date of the gas registry, 1 March 2009, and continued for a nine year term. Prior to expiry, Gas Industry Co conducted another competitive tender process (run jointly with the Electricity Authority due to the similarity with its registry manager role). The result was the reappointment of Jade under a new SPA beginning 1 March 2018. The DEA and current SPA documents can be found below.