The community drop in sessions were a hive of activity. Staff, including ElectraNet’s Communications Manager Megan Lloyd (right), were kept busy talking to locals, including Renmark Paringa Council Mayor Neil Martinson (left).
A 900km continuous transmission line is a significant distance. This gives us all the more reason to make sure the process used to decide on the final route is robust, rigorous and provides opportunity for early and meaningful local input.
Stakeholder and community participation is critical to helping us finalise the interconnector route and the Project EnergyConnect team is committed to open and transparent engagement with stakeholders and the community during all stages of the project.
The National Electricity Market (NEM) is responsible for supplying around 80 per cent of Australia’s energy needs. The market includes more than 40,000km of transmission lines across four states (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland).
At a time when Australian customers are demanding lower power bills and Australia is transitioning to a greater number of renewable energy options, the proposed interconnector has been identified by ElectraNet as a way to meet these needs.