The Australian Energy Regulator have approved ElectraNet’s proposal to build a $1.53 billion dollar electricity interconnector between Robertstown in South Australia’s Mid North and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales.
The proposed interconnector will facilitate the long-term transition of the energy sector to low emission energy sources, whilst enhancing power system security in South Australia, according to the Australian Energy Regulator.
The 900-kilometer transmission line built by ElectraNet and Transgrid is anticipated to unlock close to 30 new wind and solar projects, allowing for the further development and integration of large-scale renewables into Australia’s main grid.
It has been suggested that ElectraNet will now apply for contingent project funding.
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