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Project EnergyConnect - project fact sheet

Project EnergyConnect is a landmark infrastructure project, which will deliver the first new electricity interconnector between Australian states in 15 years. An electricity interconnector is a connection that allows power to flow between regions in the National Electricity Market, providing access to a larger number of electricity generators.

Read more in the project fact sheet.

Considered Project status

Project EnergyConnect is a 'Considered Project' and new Connection Enquiries can be formally lodged and progressed.

To be classed as a Considered Project, the following conditions have to be met:

  • necessary land and easements have to be acquired;
  • all necessary planning and development approvals have to be obtained;
  • the project has passed the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T); and
  • construction has either commenced or a firm date is set to commence.

View the Project's Considered Project status.

Cultural heritage studies - fact sheet

During the route selection process for the South Australian portion of the interconnector, ElectraNet liaised extensively with Traditional Owners to explain the Project and seek their views.

A search of the Register of Aboriginal Sites and Objects showed many recorded and registered sites within 20km of the proposed alignment, which was then adjusted to avoid those sites.

A series of on-site cultural heritage surveys was then undertaken in collaboration with Traditional Owners to ensure that construction and operation of the Project would not impact on any previously undiscovered sites, objects or remains.

This fact sheet summarises:

  • ElectraNet's approach to the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • Findings from a review of non-Aboriginal cultural heritage in the South Australian project area.

Flora and fauna studies - fact sheet

A range of flora and fauna studies were undertaken by independent specialists for Project EnergyConnect. These studies, along with extensive stakeholder consultation, played a key part in selecting the route, refining the Project design, and understanding potential impacts.

This fact sheet provides a summary of the South Australian studies and their findings.

Noise and vibration studies - fact sheet

A specialist noise assessment was undertaken for the Project to better understand potential noise impacts to people and animals within the broader Project area.

This fact sheet summarises the South Australian studies and their findings.



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