In recent times, there have been important shifts in the drivers of centralised electricity consumption. Slower growth across global, national and state economies, continued uptake of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and the refinement of emerging technologies such as battery storage are all contributing to a reduction in the energy consumed from the transmission network.
As we plan for the future, we would like to understand your view of the future role of the transmission network.
To begin the conversation, we have prepared a Network Vision discussion paper (PDF, 3.25 MB). The discussion paper presents an analysis of the change drivers impacting on the transmission network, what the future might look like over the next 10-20 years, and what the implications are for planning and operation of the transmission network.
It is provided to prompt thinking and discussion and ultimately, help develop a shared understanding that aligns the planning of the network with the needs of our customers and consumers.
Feedback was sought to help our thinking and is now being considered. When this process is complete, we will publish ElectraNet’s Network Vision.
The Network Vision discussion paper was launched at our Transmission Network Stakeholder Forum on 2 December 2015.
The following presentations were made at the forum:
Network Vision discussion paper PPT (PDF, 704KB)
Initial Revenue Proposal Outlook PPT (PDF, 179KB)