Electricity prices (ie transmission, distribution and retail prices for franchise customers), are currently determined by the Tribunal under s15 of the IPART Act. In the future, the Tribunal will be required to determine electricity distribution prices in accordance with the National Electricity Code. In approving gas access prices, the Tribunal must assess proposals in accordance with the National Access Code. This code came into effect in August 1998 with the enactment of the Gas Pipelines Access (NSW) Act 1998.