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Decisions and Proposals

Decisions of the ERA and submissions from ATCO Gas Networks published during the 2014 review of proposed revisions to the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution System access arrangement are available in the tables below.

ERA revised access arrangement

Date Documents     File type
29-Sep-15 Revised Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF 919 kB
10-Sep-15 Access Arrangement Decision
Adobe PDF 311 kB
10-Sep-15
Revised Access Arrangement [Superseded by version published on 29 September 2015]
Adobe PDF  897 kB
10-Sep-15
Access Arrangement Information
Adobe PDF  858 kB

ERA amended Final Decision on proposed revised access arrangement

Date Documents     File type
10-Sep-15 Amended Final Decision on Proposed Revisions to the Access Arrangement for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distributions Systems 
Adobe PDF  12137 kB
10-Sep-15                   
Amended Final Decision on Proposed Revisions to the Access Arrangement for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distributions Systems – Appendix 10 Public Tariff Model                         
Adobe PDF 661MB              

Final Decision on proposed revised access arrangement

Date Documents     File type
21-Aug-15 Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the ATCO Access Arrangement Final Decision
Adobe PDF  1030 kB
01-Jul-15                   
Final Decision on Proposed Revisions to the Access Arrangement for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution Systems                          
Adobe PDF 12.42MB              
Final Decision on Proposed Revisions to the Access Arrangement for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution Systems - Appendix 10 Public Tariff Model

Adobe PDF  688 kB
EMCa Addendum Report - Review of Technical Aspects of the Revised Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF 2.08 MB
Deloitte Review of ATCO Gas Australia’s gas demand forecasts (April) - Final Public
Adobe PDF  777 kB
Deloitte Revision of ATCO Gas Australia's gas demand forecasts (May) - Final
Adobe PDF  847 kB
Chairmont ERA Hedging Costs in the Cost of Debt
Adobe PDF  112 kB

Final Decision Fact Sheet

 

Adobe PDF  208 kB

Revisions to proposed revised access arrangement

Date Documents File type
07-Jan-15
ATCO Response to ERA Draft Decision Adobe PDF  5.73 MB
List of amendments to ATCO Response to ERA Draft Decision Adobe PDF  140 kB
01-Dec-14
Access Arrangement - 27 November 2014
Adobe PDF 1303 kB
MARKED UP Access Arrangement - 27 November 2014
Adobe PDF  415 kB
Template Haulage Contract - 27 November 2014
Adobe PDF 2258 kB
MARKED UP Template Haulage Contract - 27 November 2014 Adobe PDF  751 kB
Covering Letter for Amended AAI - 27 November 2014 Adobe PDF  884 kB
Response to the ERA s Draft Decision - 27 November 2014
Adobe PDF 5398 kB
PUBLIC Tariff Model ATCO Gas Australia - 27 November 2014 Adobe PDF 5243 kB
Appendix 1.1 Evaluation of Economic Regulation Authority's Draft Decision against the National Gas Objective Adobe PDF 5443 kB
Appendix 4.1 Gas Demand Forecast, Mid-West and South- West Distribution System Core Energy Group November 2014 Adobe PDF 2885 kB
Appendix 4.2 Expert Witness Report on the Authority s Adjusted Demand Forecast, Paul Taliangis, Core Energy Group Opinion dated 25 November 2014
Adobe PDF 830 kB
Appendix 4.3 ATCO Gas Australia Connection Forecast Economics Consulting Services (ECS) June 2014
Adobe PDF 1553 kB
Appendix 4.4 ATCO residential gas forecast, letter from Economics Consulting Services (ECS) November 2014 Adobe PDF 202 kB
Appendix 6.1 Gas Distribution Benchmarking Partial Productivity Measures Acil Allen November 2014 Adobe PDF 3476 kB
Appendix 6.2 Operating Expenditure Forecasting Using the Revealed Cost Approach report (Scale), Acil Allen November 2014 Adobe PDF 6860 kB
Appendix 6.3 Review of ATCO Gas Australia Capital and Operating Expenditure, Zincara, November 2014 Adobe PDF 4590 kB
Appendix 6.4 The IT Operating Expenditure of the Access Arrangement for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution System, KPMG November 2014 Adobe PDF 8257 kB
Appendix 6.5 ATCO Gas Australia s Operating Costs Adobe PDF 408 kB
Appendix 6.6 Appendix to Acil Allen (see Appendix 6.2) Adobe PDF 3743 kB
Appendix 6.8 ATCO Gas Australia Pty Ltd - Economic Regulation Authority Price Determination A report prepared by Brent Stewart, November 2014 Adobe PDF 186 kB
Appendix 9.1 The required return on equity Response to ATCO Gas Australia Draft Decision, Stephen Gray, SFG Consulting November 2014 Adobe PDF 1143 kB
Appendix 9.2 CEG Report ATCO Response to draft decision Adobe PDF 2478 kB
Appendix 9.3 Cost of Equity in the Black Capital Asset Pricing Model, Stephen Gray, SFG Consulting May 2014 Adobe PDF 913 kB
Appendix 9.4 The Fama-French model, Stephen Gray, SFG Consulting May 2014 Adobe PDF 1152 kB
Appendix 9.5 Alternative versions of the dividend discount model and the implied cost of equity, Stephen Gray, SFG Consulting May 2014 Adobe PDF 982 kB
Appendix 9.6 Equity beta, Stephen Gray, SFG Consulting May 2014 Adobe PDF 875 kB
Appendix 9.7 Letter to Warwick Anderson Response to AER criticisms of estimates of average term of debt at issue Tom Hird CEG November 2013 Adobe PDF 351 kB
Appendix 9.8 Debt strategies of utility businesses, Tom Hird, Competition Economists Group (CEG) June 2013 Adobe PDF 1342 kB
Appendix 9.9 Better Regulation, Rate of Return Guideline, Australian Energy Regulator (AER) December 2013 Adobe PDF 1431 kB
Appendix 9.10 Better Regulation, Rate of Return Guideline, Explanatory Statement, Australian Energy Regulator (AER) December 2013 Adobe PDF 1972 kB
Appendix 9.11 Transitional Arrangements for the Cost of Debt, Dr Martin Lally, Capital Financial Consultants Ltd November 2014 Adobe PDF 327 kB
Appendix 10.1 Estimating gamma Response to ATCO Gas Australia Draft Decision, Stephen Gray, SFG Consulting November 2014 Adobe PDF 1082 kB
Appendix 11.1 Evaluation of ERA s Draft Decision of ATCO s Depreciation allowance, Greg Houston, HoustonKemp November 2014 Adobe PDF 4545 kB
Appendix 12.1 ATCO Gas Australia Capital Contribution Policy August 2014 Adobe PDF 794 kB
Appendix 12.2 ATCO Gas Australia Capital Contribution Procedure July 2014 Adobe PDF 398 kB
Appendix 12.4 Review of regulated tax asset base for regulated revenue purposes - addendum to the report of Vaughan Lindfield, Vaughan Linfield, Ernst; Young, 21 November 2014 the required return on equity from independent expert reports Adobe PDF 524 Kb
PUBLIC Supporting Information - Capital Growth Project NPVs Adobe PDF 31 kB

ERA Papers

Date Documents File type
20-Apr-15
Calculation of time for final decision release Adobe PDF 118 kB
04-Mar-15 
Estimating the return on debt discussion paper Adobe PDF 687 kB
14-Oct-14
Media Statement Adobe PDF 303 kB
Draft Decision - Public Adobe PDF 7.30 MB
Draft Decision - Appendix 9 - ERA GDS Tariff Model - Public Model Adobe PDF749 kB
The Cost of Debt - Dr Martin Lally Adobe PDF149 kB
EMCa Report to ERA on ATCO Gas AA4 - Public Redacted
Adobe PDF4.05 MB
02-May-14
Issues Paper
Adobe PDF 1.5 MB

Proposed revisions to the current access arrangement

Date Documents File type
14-Oct-14 ATCO Letter Revised IT Arrangement
Adobe PDF     2.11MB
ATCO Letter Revised UAFG Arranagement
Adobe PDF     1.17MB
ATCO Updated Tariff Model - PUBLIC
Microsoft Excel     5.79MB
11-Apr-14 Tariff Model Microsoft Excel     5.7 MB
03-Apr-14
Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF 638 kB
Access Arrangement Comparison Adobe PDF 2.3 MB
Template Haulage Contract (clean) Adobe PDF 1.4 MB
Template Haulage Contract (amended) Adobe PDF 1.9 MB
Access Arrangement Information
Adobe PDF 6.5 MB
Glossary to the Access Arrangement Information 
Adobe PDF 307 kB
Appendix 01 - Safety Case Adobe PDF 1.9 MB
Appendix 02 - Asset Management Plan Adobe PDF 3.4 MB
Appendix 02A - Specific requirements for access arrangement information Adobe PDF 164 kB
Appendix 03 - Connections Forecast Adobe PDF 1.2 MB
Appendix 04 - Gas Demand Forecast Adobe PDF 1.3 MB
Appendix 05 - The Use of EDD for Weather Normalisation Adobe PDF 256 kB
Appendix 06 - Technology Strategy Adobe PDF 433 kB
Appendix 07 - Procurement Policy Adobe PDF 135 kB
Appendix 08 - Benchmarking the Victorian Gas Distribution Businesses Operating and Capital Costs Using Partial Productivity Indicators Adobe PDF 509 kB
Appendix 09 - Gas Distribution Benchmarking Adobe PDF 1.7 MB
Appendix 10 - Review of Gas distribution businesses unaccounted for gas Adobe PDF 384 kB
Appendix 11 - Know when it's time to replace Enterprise Network Equipment Adobe PDF 154 kB
Appendix 12 - Applying the new capital expenditure criteria to expansions Adobe PDF 603 kB
Appendix 13 - Depreciation Options Adobe PDF 3 MB
Appendix 14 - Submission on price and revenue regulation of gas services Adobe PDF 354 kB
Appendix 15 - Report on cost accounting for gas pipelines Adobe PDF 334 kB
Appendix 16 - Testimony on the cost of capital for Alberta utilities Adobe PDF 852 kB
Appendix 17 - Office of the Chair letter on Rate of Return Guidelines Adobe PDF 61 kB
Appendix 18 - Estimating the Expected Return on the Market in the context of recent regulatory debate Adobe PDF 2.1 MB
Appendix 19 - Estimating the required Return on Equity Adobe PDF 1.2 MB
Appendix 20 - Cost of debt consistent with the National Gas Rules and the National Gas Law Adobe PDF 1.9 MB
Appendix 21 - Financial Services Guide and Independent Expert’s Report to the Independent Board Sub-committee in relation to the Proposal by APA Group Adobe PDF 3 MB
Appendix 22 - Regression based estimates for risk parameters for the benchmark firm Adobe PDF 446 kB
Appendix 23 - Evidence on the required return on equity from independent expert reports Adobe PDF 12 MB
Appendix 24 - Estimating Gamma Report Adobe PDF 461 kB
Appendix 25 - 2008-2009 General rate application Adobe PDF 297 kB
Appendix 26 - Review of regulated Tax Asset Base for regulated revenue purposes Adobe PDF 99 kB
Appendix 27 - Avoidable and stand alone cost assessment by reference tariff class Adobe PDF 69 kB
Appendix 28 - Gas Distributor Benchmarking Report
Adobe PDF 334 kB
Appendix 29 - Depreciation of assets under the National Gas Rules Adobe PDF 425 kB
Appendix 33 - Infill Program focus group report Adobe PDF 1 MB
Appendix 34 - Rate of Return Guidelines Meeting the requirements of the National Gas Rules Adobe PDF 285 kB
Appendix 35 - Market Evidence on the Cost of Equity Adobe PDF 452 kB
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