Building on from the consultation on the Castalia Report, this Options Paper presents the options available for managing the market failure risks posed by orphaned customer gas consumption. Feedback received in submissions was used as an input for the next step in the workstream which was to develop and implement the preferred option.
Submissions closed on 11 February 2013.
In April 2013 Gas Industry Co wrote to the Minister of Energy and Resources advising that permanent backstop regulation was not necessary for retailer default, but that Gas Industry Co should develop with the industry drafting instructions for backstop regulations which could be tailored and implemented under urgency in the rare circumstances they were needed. That letter can be found below in related documents.