Each year, the gas network tariffs are reviewed to ensure that Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) only recovers the necessary costs for efficient operation of the network. The CRU has today, 10 February 2021, published a Consultation Paper titled ‘Gas Transmission Tariff Methodology – Tariff Network Code Article 28 Consultation’. The consultation is seeking input on the CRU’s proposals on the levels of multipliers, seasonal factors and discounts (e.g. discount for Virtual Reverse Flow) for gas year 2021/22. These items impact how the costs of the gas network are charged to shippers and may in turn impact on customers’ bills.
The CRU has proposed to maintain the multipliers and discounts at the same levels for gas year 2021/22 but is consulting on a proposal to change the seasonal factors. The paper published today requests comments on the CRU’s proposals and its analysis. The CRU will assess the comments of respondents before coming to a decision (expected during March/April 2021) on these elements of the tariff methodology.
This document group also contains information on the current transmission tariffs for the gas year 2020/21 and the CRU’s Tariff Network Code Article 30 Information Paper. The Article 30 Information Paper provides a single resource for all gas network transmission tariff related information, ranging from; how the CRU sets tariffs on an annual basis, the variables that cause changes in the tariffs from one year to the next, and the tariffs for the upcoming gas year.
In early June 2021, the CRU expects to publish here, gas transmission tariffs for the coming gas year 2021/22, which will begin on 01 October 2021.