In this submission, we focus on the most important issue addressed by both proposals in relation to the future of gas. This includes:
- how satisfied consumers are with the current system and their confidence levels about the future;
- what consumers are telling us they want for the future;
- how to put consumers at the centre of a re-imagined energy system; and
- whether the current regulatory framework is designed to contemplate the scenario of complete electrification of energy in a jurisdiction.
In our review of the access arrangement proposal and our one-on-one engagement with Evoenergy and Australian Gas Networks South Australia (AGN SA), we can see that there is substantial alignment between the distributor proposals and the interest of household and small business gas consumers.
We have also identified several evidence gaps in the proposals which we believe need to be addressed before we can consider the proposals to be capable of acceptance. Both Evoenergy and AGN SA have welcomed discussions and our questions and we will continue to engage with them on the evidence gaps post-submission. These evidence gaps are summarised in the submission and are outlined in more detail in the technical reports at Attachments A and B.
Read the full submission here.
Additional technical reports can also be read here.