The ERA has approved four Access Arrangements for the Goldfields Gas Pipeline. Preliminary processes are underway for GGP’s fifth access arrangement, which is expected to commence on 1 January 2025.
The process for gas access arrangement reviews has changed for GGP’s fifth access arrangement. There are now two key stages involved in the ERA’s decision making process for an access arrangement: (i) Reference Service Proposal and (ii) Access Arrangement Proposal. Under the National Gas Rules, a service provider must submit a reference service proposal to the ERA 12 months before the access arrangement proposal.
The ERA’s gas access arrangement guideline provides further information on the review process.