Date Published: 08 June 2012

Gas Industry Co engaged Concept Consulting Group to review the effectiveness of the critical contingency management processes and governance arrangements during the Maui outage.

Their discussion paper, 'Review of Gas Critical Contingency Management: Post Maui Pipeline Outage' and subsequent submissions, can be accessed below.

Gas Industry Co then analysed the submissions received on the Concept Consulting Group discussion paper, 'Review of Gas Critical Contingency Management: Post Maui Pipeline Outage', which can be found below in Related Documents.

While submitters supported most of the recommendations in the Review Report, the Submissions Analysis noted that there was more work to be done in the areas of:

  • Defining which, if any, customer categories would qualify for Essential Service Provider status beyond those providing critical care services,
  • Ensuring that sufficient incentives exist for gas users to make decisions, and any corresponding investment, to support fit-for-purpose resilience against gas outages,
  • Determining whether the regional/non-regional distinction continues to be needed and, if so, providing for clarification and notification in the CCM Regulations,
  • Ensuring that arrangements are in place (whether by way of agreement or regulation) so as to ensure that communications are timely and effective,
  • Strengthening the compliance arrangements so as to ensure the highest levels of compliance with curtailment directed by the Critical Contingency Operator.

Gas Industry Co prepared a Statement of Proposal, which is the formal description of proposed amendments to the CCM Regulations. It can be viewed under Statement of Proposal.

Related Documents

  • Submissions Analysis - July 2012
    675 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • CCM Review Report (Concept Consulting) - June 2012
    2.2 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file

Submissions

  • Gas Industry Company
    Initial Consultation - Contact Energy 310 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Fonterra Co-Operative Group 473 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Genesis Energy 115 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Maui Development Limited 100 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Major Gas Users Group 256 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Mighty River Power 169 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Vector 229 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file

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