Reference Service Proposal

AA6 Draft Reference Service Proposal

ATCO is developing the plan for the Mid-West and South-West Gas Distribution Systems (MWSWGDS) for the Access Arrangement period 2025-2029 (AA6). Under the National Gas Rules (NGR), we are required to submit our Reference Service Proposal to the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) on 1 September 2022. 

Consultation is taking place with retailers and stakeholders ahead of ATCO’s formal submission of the Reference Service Proposal to the ERA. Reference services are pipeline services that form the basis of the prices and terms and conditions for the access arrangement period. ATCO has historically grouped reference services into two categories:

Haulage reference services – for the transportation of gas for our residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Haulage reference services are used by all users of the MWSWGDS and all gas delivered through our network is delivered under these services. These services cover the full range of activities involved in receiving, transporting, and delivering gas to our customers.

Ancillary reference services – services that are commonly used by retailers in conjunction with providing a haulage service

Non-reference services are services with low or infrequent demand from our customers and are typically negotiated on a case-by-case basis with customers. In the current access arrangement period, non-reference services make up approximately 2% of our total revenue. Tariffs and terms and conditions for these services are not determined by the ERA.



We are seeking feedback from our stakeholders so that we can refine and finalise our Reference Service Proposal for submission to the ERA. You can provide feedback via the following options:

1.    Send us an email: haveyoursay@atco.com

2.    Call us on: 08 6163 5000

3.    Post your feedback: Locked Bag 2, Bibra Lake DC, WA 6965.

So that we can finalise our reference service proposal in time for 1 September 2022, we ask that you please provide your feedback by 8 July 2022.

Draft Reference Service Proposal

Download the RSP

You can download the draft Reference Service Proposal via the link below