The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) recently announced it has commenced assessment of the SA to NSW Interconnector option under the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T).
A new paper from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO, 2019a) has highlighted the importance of investing in state interconnectors –such as Project EnergyConnect - to unlock renewable energy sources and drive down power bills for customers.
Project EnergyConnect has been granted Major Development status in South Australia, with Premier Steven Marshall naming the interconnector as ‘nation-building infrastructure.’
EPS Energy is proposing to invest around $1.2 billion into a new solar farm near Robertstown after receiving development approval this week for its project – a decision it says was heavily influenced by plans to build Project EnergyConnect.
Our interconnector project was recently listed in The Advertiser as one of 10 projects that could boost the South Australian economy. The article says the Federal Government is concerned about the slowing Australian economy and looking to fast-track infrastructure projects around the country to promote positive social and economic outcomes..