HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE AA6
2025-2029 DRAFT PLAN
Share your feedback to help us shape the future of energy in WA
- Our AA6 2025-2029 Draft Plan outlines our proposed investments to support the transition of our gas distribution network to work towards net zero emissions by 2050
- Half a billion dollars to be invested in the gas distribution network over five years, including for the delivery of renewable and lower emission gases
- For a typical residential customer, charges forecast to rise by less than $1 a week in first year
- Submit your feedback on the Draft Plan by Wednesday 17 May 2023
ATCO’s prices for the gas supply network in Western Australia are overseen by an economic regulator – the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA). Every five years, we submit our plans and proposed prices to the ERA for consideration and approval.
This plan, known as an Access Arrangement, outlines our programs that are designed to enable us to deliver a safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy source for Western Australians – now and into the future.
We are now seeking community feedback on our sixth Access Arrangement (AA6) Draft Plan for 2025-2029.
PLANNING FOR A RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE, TODAY
Our network infrastructure is uniquely positioned to support Western Australia’s energy transition.
Our investment in the 14,500km of pipeline buried under Perth’s greater metropolitan area will be integral to supporting Western Australia’s energy transition.
Our plan for 2025 to 2029 maintains our existing focus on efficiency, safety and reliability, but also considers how we can transform our network to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
GROWING WITH WA
Our Draft Plan is underpinned by the insights of more than 1000 customers and stakeholders, gathered over 400+ hours of consultation, to better understand what the community expects and desires from the gas network.
Nearly 9 in 10 customers consider our suite of investment programs to be of personal importance, with 97% of residents surveyed believing that having access to gas is important.
Our plans reflect this support and increasing demand for access to a safe and reliable network, with an additional 78,000 new customer connections predicted over the five-year period.
KEEPING COSTS DOWN FOR CUSTOMERS
In the current high inflation and interest rate environment, we understand affordability is more important than ever for our customers.
We have designed our Draft Plan to balance the priorities of delivering a safe and reliable gas network; transitioning to a low carbon economy; and keeping the service we deliver efficient to keep costs as low as possible for households and businesses.
For a typical residential customer, the cost to provide a safe, efficient and reliable gas distribution network, and to prepare it for Western Australia’s energy transition, will increase by less than a dollar a week.
Submit your feedback
If you would like to provide feedback on our 2025-29 Draft Plan, or to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting, please contact us at email@example.com
USING YOUR FEEDBACK
We may publish stakeholder feedback on our website www.atco.link/draftplan and may include some submissions, or reference information contained in submissions, in the final access arrangement proposal that we submit to the Economic Regulation Authority.
By submitting feedback to this Draft Plan you consent to us using your submission in this way (unless you expressly ask us not to). Your consent will continue until you inform us that you want to withdraw it, and at that point, we will not publish your feedback in any further material unless we are legally required to. If you have a preference on how you would like your feedback referenced, please let us know in your submission.
Your Confidentiality and Privacy
Please let us know in your submission whether you wish us to treat all or any part of your feedback as confidential. Where a submission contains only some confidential or commercially sensitive information, you may consider providing a public version of the submission with a clear indication of where the confidential information is included.
The Economic Regulation Authority provides guidance on how it treats confidentiality claims on its website (www.erawa.com.au). The information on the ERA website indicates that your submission (if and to the extent it is provided or referred to by us in the final access arrangement proposal) may still be disclosed under the terms of the Economic Regulation Act 2003 or the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (or any other applicable written law), despite being marked as confidential.