Five Year Plan
ATCO’s prices for the gas supply network are overseen by an economic regulator – the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA).
Every five years we submit our plan and proposed prices for consideration and approval. Our programs are designed to ensure gas remains safe, reliable and affordable – now and in the future.
Planning for growth
Residential customers are already enjoying the benefits of a competitive gas market, with deep price discounts offered by retailers. Our 2020-24 Plan continues to support competition.
We’re also doing our bit to keep gas distribution prices as affordable as possible, by balancing investment with affordability.
The price of safety
A safe and reliable gas network requires maintenance – valves must be checked, ageing gas mains replaced and pipelines looked after. And that will always require investment.
However as one of the most efficient gas distributors in the country, ATCO’s 2020-24 Plan manages to keep price rises to a minimum. For the average household, throughout the five year period the monthly gas distribution cost will increase by only around $1.17.
We’ve consulted with customers big and small, and 95% supported our proposed program of works.
For around $14 more a year per household (on average) future proofs WA’s gas network.
We have submitted our 2020-24 Plan for approval by the regulator. We encourage you to continue to provide us with feedback and to get involved in the Economic Regulation Authority’s public review process when it commences later in the year.
Economic Regulation Authority seeks your input
In September, we submitted our 2020-24 Plan to the ERA for approval.
Our 2020-2024 Plan discusses ATCO’s investment plans for the WA gas network which incorporates feedback we received from our customers and industry through our extensive consultation process.
As expected, the ERA is undertaking a public consultation process on our 2020-24 Plan and recently published a discussion paper titled ‘Proposed Revisions to the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution Systems Access Arrangement for 2020-2024’ which details aspects of our 2020-24 Plan that they want your views on. Their paper can be found at: www.erawa.com.au
In April 2019, the ERA released its Draft Decision on ATCO’s 2020-24 Plan.
We encourage all interested parties to provide feedback to the ERA on our 2020-24 Plan. In the meantime, if you have any questions on aspect of this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We anticipate a final decision on our plan by the ERA in the third quarter of 2019.