ACIL Allen Consulting (ACIL Allen) is the largest Australian-owned independent economic consulting firm in Australia.
ACIL Allen advises companies, institutions and governments on economics, policy and corporate strategy. The company provides senior advisory services that bring unparalleled strategic thinking and real-world experience to bear on problem-solving and strategy formulation.
ACIL Allen's energy capability covers electricity, natural gas and CSG, coal and renewable energy.
The company's areas of energy expertise include:
- policy review and analysis
- institutional, regulatory and governance arrangements
- market modelling and scenario development
- wholesale and retail pricing
- market risk and transactional due diligence
- cost-benefit and issues analysis.
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is responsible for operating Australia’s largest gas markets and the Victorian gas transmission system, and power markets and systems. As Australia’s independent energy markets and systems operator, AEMO provides critical planning, forecasting and energy systems information, security advice and services to its stakeholders.
AEMO operates these gas markets:
- Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market (DWGM) and the Victorian gas transmission system
- Wholesale gas Short Term Trading Market (STTM) hubs in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane
- Retail gas markets in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales and the Australia Capital Territory
- Wallumbilla and Moomba Gas Supply Hub in Queensland and South Australia, along with Pipeline Capacity Trading and Day Ahead Auctions of pipeline capacity
- Natural Gas Services Bulletin Board
- Western Australia Gas Bulletin Board.
AEMO operates these power systems and markets:
- National Electricity Market (NEM), the interconnected power system in Australia’s eastern and southeastern seaboard
- Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) and the power system in Western Australia.
AEMO develops the following major reports:
- Gas Statement of Opportunities and the Victorian Gas Planning Report
- Electricity Statement of Opportunities and the Victorian Annual Planning Report
- Integrated System Plan
Energy Matrix Group (Energy Matrix) comprises four companies offering complementary and integrated energy market services.
Project Consultancy Services provides strategic advice, commercial project management and contract negotiation support to governments and companies across Australia.
Gas Trading Australia (gasTrading) manages the energy supply contracts for 30 sites (approximately 350 TJ of gas per day) in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland and operates the gasTrading Spot Market. The gasTrading Spot Market has operated in Western Australia for 10 years and will soon operate in Queensland and the Northern Territory. GasTrading also provides a range of bespoke gas transport and supply services.
Agora Gas buys and sells gas under fixed-term contracts and currently underwrites the liquidity of the gasTrading Spot Market. Agora Retail operates a retail gas business on the gas distribution network in Western Australia and holds a Victorian retail licence. It is looking to expand its east coast retail operations.
GHD's oil and gas and future fuels group has provided multidisciplinary, high value dedicated services to the pipeline industry for more than 25 years. These services include regulatory approvals, environmental and stakeholder services, engineering and advisory services.
Services include: brownfield/greenfield facilities engineering; project feasibility studies and concept development; onshore pipeline engineering; risk and safety; hazardous area management; functional safety; EPCM services; materials technology; operational support; asset management; and approvals.
In addition, GHD has more than 10,000 personnel ready to provide engineering, environmental, planning, project management and architecture services for infrastructure associated with developing and operating oil and gas assets.
Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) is the pre-eminent global collaborative research development organisation of, by and for the energy pipeline industry.
PRCI is a community of the world’s leading pipeline companies and the vendors, service providers, equipment manufacturers and other organisations supporting the industry.
Since 1952, PRCI has been recognised around the world as a unique forum within the energy pipeline industry delivering great value to its members and the industry – both quantitative and qualitative – through the development and deployment of research solutions to the operational, maintenance, and regulatory challenges that face it.
PRCI plans and develops research programs and projects through technical committees. These committees comprise technical and operations experts from member companies and are critical to developing and managing PRCI’s research objectives. They assure collaboration in identifying gaps in research and avoiding duplication.
Veris is a market-leading national surveying, digital and spatial and planning business with a track record of providing services to the pipeline, oil and gas industries.
The company is an expert in all stages of development from concept, pre-feasibility, feasibility, front-end engineering design and construction, through to operations and maintenance.
Services include risk management (AS 2885), route selection and ground truthing, data sourcing and collation (heritage, environmental and land services), GIS/Web solutions, topography route and feature surveys, alignment sheets, cadastral surveys, easement creation, ROW/pipeline licensing, construction/facility surveys, as-built surveys, bending, stringing, special crossings and horizontal directional drilling design, 3D laser scanning, sub-surface service location, machine guidance, project CMS and data management.
With a proven track record in both the private and public sector, Veris combines national strength with local knowledge and expertise to ensure the best outcomes for all projects, regardless of size or geographical location.
Western Process Controls (WPC) is an Australian-owned and operated company and was originally incorporated in 1987 as an exclusive Fisher Controls Representative. Today, WPC represents many high quality international manufacturers of industrial process control equipment and services to provide its valued customers with valve solutions for any application.
Areas of expertise:
Severe Service Valves
Pressure Safety Valves
Actuation Pneumatic/ Hydraulic/ Electric
Worley has delivered many of Australia’s pipelines, gathering systems and facilities over the last 40 years with a reputation of delivering quality projects on time and on budget.
As one of the world's largest engineering and project delivery providers and the only one with a dedicated pipeline capability, Worley focuses on developing and maintaining skilled people and efficient digital delivery processes to ensure consistent quality on every project.
It has specialists in all aspects of pipeline and pipeline facilities design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, integrity management, cathodic protection and decommissioning including capability in environment, regulatory approvals, geotechnical and community relations.
Worley is at the forefront of the digital revolution offering full automation of pipeline and gathering design, construction management and integrity management using the GIS-based OmniSight™ platform reducing cost and schedule. Further customer savings are achieved through extensive use of our Global Integrated Delivery centre in India.
Worley has operations and maintenance responsibilities on two major pipelines in Australia and multiple power assets. Worley works with OneBridge to use machine learning to reduce the cost of dig-ups.
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