Date Published: 01 August 2013

Contact Energy Limited (Contact) proposed a change to the Vector Transmission Code (VTC) on 6 May 2013. Vector did not consent to that change. Contact appealed to Gas Industry Co, in our VTC appeals body role, to have the Change Request allowed.

Contact has referred to two sections of the VTC as the basis for its appeal. The first is section 25.6(a) which provides for appeal by a shipper who considers Vector has invalidly withheld consent. The second is section 25.6(c) which provides for appeal by a shipper who did consent, where the relevant change was not made.

Gas Industry Co has prepared the following Draft Recommendation. The Draft Recommendation is that Vector has demonstrated a reasonable ground for withholding consent, and that Contact's appeal under section 25.6(a) fails.

The Draft Recommendation also notes that Gas Industry Co believes that it is inappropriate for it to develop a recommendation on the second ground of appeal unless or until it receives clarification that it can properly do so under the VTC, by way of agreement amongst the parties, dispute resolution under the VTC or otherwise.

Submissions closed on Friday 23 August 2013.

Related Documents

  • Draft Recommendation - August 2013
    390 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file

Submissions

  • Gas Industry Company
    Contact Energy 168 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Greymouth Gas NZ 841 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    Mighty River Power 67 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
  • Gas Industry Company
    VTC Change Request Appeal 31 May 2013 Draft Recommendation Vector Limited 3.8 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file

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