The Rules require that Gas Industry Co appoints an Allocation Agent to perform allocations by operating the Gas Allocation System and Gas Allocation Portal.
Following the completion of the initial five year term of the service provider agreement, Gas Industry Co carried out a competitive tender process for the role. On 4 October 2013, an agreement was reached with EMS (Energy Market Services, a business unit of Transpower NZ Limited) to take over the appointment as Allocation Agent. This appointment took effect on 1 January 2014, after a transition process from NZX to EMS.
Rule 8 of the Rules requires that Gas Industry Co publish the allocation agent service provider agreement. Accordingly, copies of the service provider agreement documents are available under related documents.
The Allocation Agent Functional Specification details the requirements of the system to be developed and operated by the allocation agent for the downstream reconciliation and allocation of gas. A copy of the Allocation Agent Functional Specification can be viewed under related documents. Please note that the functional specification may be subject to change via the change request process.
Allocation file formats and the file naming conventions are specified in the Reconciliation File Formats Notice available here.