Options to power unprecedented renewable electricity demand released

Responding to unprecedented forecast electricity demand growth in South Australia, ElectraNet has released a Transmission Annual Planning Report (TAPR) Update. ElectraNet’s TAPR Update provides updated electricity supply and demand forecasts including details of the transmission network development options…Read more in full article

South Australia’s largest electricity transformers being installed

The new Bundey substation, currently under construction in South Australia’s Riverland, will be home to the state’s largest electricity transformers. ElectraNet recently took delivery of three new transformers which are being installed at the Bundey substation as part…Read more in full article

Electricity interconnector on track to deliver savings

South Australian power customers will benefit from Project EnergyConnect, the new high-voltage power interconnector with New South Wales, which is expected to deliver annual savings of $127 for a typical residential power customer, according to independent modelling by…Read more in full article

AGL Torrens Island BESS Approaching Commercial Operation

ElectraNet achieved construction completion in November 2022 for the connection of AGL’s 250MW battery at Torrens Island. We are pleased to announce that the project’s Transmission Connection Agreement (TCA) has now been executed, following the approval of performance…Read more in full article

New transmission line powering the Eyre Peninsula

Homes, businesses and communities across the Eyre Peninsula now have a more secure power supply following the completion of Eyre Peninsula Link. Eyre Peninsula Link is a new 270-kilometre double-circuit 132 kV high-voltage transmission line from Cultana to…Read more in full article

EP Link Complete and Fully Energised

After two years of construction and over five years of planning, we are delighted to announce that Eyre Peninsula Link (EP Link) has now been fully energised, following the first stage of energisation in January. A huge round of…Read more in full article

Project EnergyConnect Making Rapid Progress!

Project EnergyConnect (PEC) is moving at a rapid pace! 330kV transmission towers along Wentworth-Renmark Road have been assembled by our contractor, Downer, and will soon commence activities for the draw wires and conductors to be rolled out and connected….Read more in full article

Working together on revegetation efforts for the Eyre Peninsula

As part of ElectraNet’s sustainability efforts on the Eyre Peninsula, we have been working closely with landholders and Ecological Horizons founders, John Read and Katherine Moseby. ​​​​​​​ Ecological Horizons have several environmental recovery efforts on the Eyre Peninsula, some of which…Read more in full article

Neoen Goyder Wind Farm Stage 1 reaches final Transmission Connection Agreement

The final Transmission Connection Agreement (TCA) for Neoen’s Goyder South Stage 1 wind farm has now been achieved. This follows the initial TCA for the site which was executed in October 2022. The project, which is part of…Read more in full article

Vena Energy successfully energises Tailem Bend 2 Hybrid Solar Farm

ElectraNet congratulates our customer, Vena Energy, on the energisation of their new solar farm, which forms part of the Tailem Bend 2 Hybrid Project. This exciting project is moving South Australia closer to its 100 per cent net…Read more in full article

ElectraNet concludes final elements for SA Water’s Zero Cost Energy Future Project

ElectraNet has continued to play a key role in SA Water’s Zero Cost Energy Future Project, with the ultimate aim to connect solar generating facilities at seven pumping station sites to our high voltage network. SA Water’s goal…Read more in full article

ElectraNet to connect SIMEC Energy Australia’s 280MW Cultana Solar Farm

The Eyre Peninsula region of South Australia is set to have the long-awaited 280MW Cultana Solar Farm connected into the grid by ElectraNet. Manager Connections, Niketan Tyagi, said, “The connection works for the project are now in the…Read more in full article

AGL battery connection a step closer

Our customer, AGL, is one step closer to energising their 250MW grid-scale Torrens Island Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) after receiving approval from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).   ElectraNet played a key role in connecting this $180…Read more in full article

Neoen signs 30-year connection agreement with ElectraNet for their Goyder South Project

ElectraNet congratulates Neoen for achieving a significant milestone on their Goyder South Project, signing a 30-year Transmission Connection Agreement (TCA) with us. This exciting project will initially connect 209MW of wind generation to South Australia while paving the…Read more in full article

Severe weather event response

Wednesday 23 November update – 7.00pm ElectraNet has restored power flows between South Australia and Victoria following the completion of works to install temporary transmission towers just outside of Tailem Bend. The network has returned to normal operations,…Read more in full article

Project EnergyConnect Milestone Achieved – Canowie and Mokota Switch Cutover

The South Australian side of Project EnergyConnect (PEC) has reached its first practical completion milestone, with the diversion of the Canowie Mokota and transmission lines. Monopoles that were installed in February this year were successfully strung and connected…Read more in full article

Eyre Peninsula Link reaches an important completion milestone

Eyre Peninsula Link (EP Link) has reached an important completion milestone, with the Whyalla to Cleve section of the new high-voltage transmission line completed. To learn more about this big project milestone and the project’s progress, hear from…Read more in full article

Simon Emms announced as ElectraNet’s new Chief Executive

ElectraNet is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Emms as the new Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2022. Simon has held senior leadership positions at ElectraNet for 17 years, most recently as the Group Executive, Network Services….Read more in full article

Leigh Creek line refurbishment works completed

After two years on the table and months of planning, parts of the 300km Davenport to Leigh Creek line underwent refurbishment works throughout May and June 2022. The line includes the Hawker, Leigh Creek and Copley townships, and…Read more in full article

Major construction work begins on electricity interconnector with New South Wales

Major construction work has begun on the South Australian component of the new 900-kilometre electricity interconnector with New South Wales, Project EnergyConnect, with the installation of the first transmission poles at Robertstown today. ElectraNet Interim Chief Executive, Rainer…Read more in full article

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