Networks make final pitch for new transmission link seen as crucial for South Australia to reach net 100 per cent renewables, and for NSW to exit coal.
AEMC dumps “do no harm” rule that caused chaos in the grid and forced many wind and solar farms to install expensive machinery.
Major transmission upgrades, including new link to South Australia and renewable energy zones in NSW, now in doubt after AEMC refuses rule change request.
TransGrid takes steps to assuage concerns about the broader impacts of Snowy 2.0, with release of new route options for the $2.1 billion HumeLink transmission upgrade.
TransGrid says underground power lines not a viable option for Snowy 2.0 grid connection, as NSW releases EIS for consultation.
TransGrid secures backing of nine banks for a $600 million debt facility, as the company readies to connect more wind, solar and storage projects.
New transmission links considered essential to renewables transition in doubt after AEMC says six dollar a year impact too much to allow for change in rules.
NSW grants priority status to transmission network upgrades, helping to fast-tracking approvals process for first Renewable Energy Zone and up to 3GW of new wind and solar.
Solar and wind projects in NSW and Victoria warned of further constraints after modelling by Transgrid discovered new risk of “voltage collapse” in region.
The 200MW Wellington solar farm in central NSW has started sending small amounts of power to the grid.