Every five years, Evoenergy is required to propose to the Australian Energy Regulator how much we plan to spend operating, maintaining and investing in our gas network in the ACT, Queanbeyan and Bungendore, and how these costs should be recovered from gas network customers.
Our current five-year plan for 2016–21 expires on 30 June 2021, and we submitted a new plan for the 2021–26 period at the end of June 2020, ahead of the commencement of the next regulatory period on 1 July 2021. The Australian Energy Regulator provided its draft decision on our plan in November 2020, largely accepting how we had proposed to operate and maintain the gas network in the next five years. We have now submitted our revised plan, which largely accepts the Australian Energy Regulator’s draft decision for our gas network for the 2021–26 access arrangement period but provides a revised demand forecast to reflect updated and new information, as well as developments in the ACT Government’s climate change policy settings.
We encourage consumers to give the Australian Energy Regulator feedback on its draft decision, and whether it best serves their long-term interests. Read more about our gas network plan, or to participate in the Australian Energy Regulator’s consultation process visit https://www.aer.gov.au/networks-pipelines/determinations-access-arrangements/evoenergy-access-arrangement-2021-26.
Below is more information about the next five year period including key dates and how you can get involved in our consultation program. Information about the 2016-21 gas plan is available on the Australian Energy Regulator’s website.
Gas five year plan for 2021–26
In the next five year period, from 2021–26, we’re looking to reduce network charges, develop a roadmap for the gas network to achieve the ACT Government’s 2045 net zero greenhouse emissions target, and continue to prioritise safety and maintain reliability.