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Gas Transmission Access Code Development:Proposed Decisions and Next Steps - February 2017

In February 2017, First Gas proposed a set of directions and next steps for the new code development process, building on submitter views in their document Gas Transmission Access Code Development: Proposed Decisions and Next Steps. This document was discussed at an Industry workshop held at Gas Industry Co on 28 February 2017.

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 included 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 issued the paper Gas Transmission Access Code Development: Proposed Decisions and Next Steps which set out a number of provisional decisions on the design of a new access regime and the process for putting it in place.

Documents and presentations referred to above from previous workshops are available here

Also available below are the 28 February workshop presentations from First Gas and Gas Industry Co, as well as feedback received since the workshop.

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