The Envestra (Vic) gas distribution network is owned by Australian Gas Networks (AGN – formerly known as Envestra Limited) who outsources the operation of the network to the APA Group.
The Envestra (Vic) network (formerly known as the Stratus distribution network) was formed in 1997, when the Victorian government restructured the state’s gas industry from the government owned monopoly (Gas and Fuel Corporation) into separate transmission, distribution and retail businesses. These new businesses were sold to the private sector in 1999. Envestra purchased the Stratus network in 1999 and renamed it the Envestra (Vic) gas network.
The Envestra (Vic) network serves more than 587,000 customers in northern, eastern and southern areas of metropolitan Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula, and northern, eastern and south eastern areas of Victoria. It consists of approximately 10,200km of pipelines.
The Envestra (Vic) network was initially subject to regulation as a covered pipeline under the Gas Code by the Essential Services Commission of Victoria (ESC) which was formerly the Office of the Regulator General, Victoria (ORG).
In enacting the National Gas Law and Rules, the National Gas (Victoria) Act 2008 specifies that access arrangements cannot be consolidated for any of the covered pipelines in Victoria (s. 35). In addition, under the National Gas (Victoria) Act 2008, the Victorian Minister has by order published in the Victorian Government Gazette (S222, 30 June 2009) declared that the four distribution pipelines and the transmission pipeline that had been covered under the Gas Code are classified as ‘designated pipelines’. These are the SP AusNet, Envestra (Vic), Multinet and Envestra (Albury) gas distribution networks and the Victorian Transmission System. As a result, these pipelines remain under full regulation and cannot be the subject of a light regulation determination (under ss. 109 and 111 of the NGL).
The Envestra Gas Network is subject to full regulation by the AER under the NGR.
|AGN Envestra Approved access arrangement - 2018-22||2018-03-09||Current access arrangement||2018|
|Access arrangement (part A) approved by the ESC||2008-05-19||Previous access arrangements||2008|
|Access arrangement (part B) approved by the ESC||2008-05-19||Previous access arrangements||2008|
|Access arrangement (part C) approved by the ESC||2008-05-19||Previous access arrangements||2008|
|Access arrangement (part B) submitted by Envestra||2002-11-15||Previous access arrangements||2002|
|Access arrangement submitted by Envestra||2002-11-14||Previous access arrangements||2002|
|Access arrangement (terms and conditions) submitted by Envestra||2002-11-06||Previous access arrangements||2002|
|Access arrangement information submitted by Envestra||2002-04-02||Previous access arrangements||2002|
|Access arrangement approved by the ORG||1998-11-30||Previous access arrangements||1998|
|Access arrangement information approved by the ORG||1998-11-30||Previous access arrangements||1998|
|Access arrangement approved by the AER||2013-04-29||Previous access arrangements||2013|
|Access arrangement (part F) approved by the AER||2013-04-29||Previous access arrangements||2013|
|Envestra VGDS - access arrangement - 2013-17||2017-02-21||Previous access arrangements||2017|
|Envestra VGDS - access arrangement - Part F - 2013-17||2017-02-21||Previous access arrangements||2017|