Project EnergyConnect achieves important milestone

ElectraNet and TransGrid have today welcomed the approval by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) of the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) for Project EnergyConnect. ElectraNet Chief Executive Steve Masters said today’s announcement was an important project milestone,…Read more in full article

Eyre Peninsula Power Supply Restored

11.30pm update, 30 Dec Power has been restored to townships between Whyalla and Port Lincoln after the high-voltage transmission line which supplies the region ‘tripped’ due to smoke from a bushfire near Cowell on Monday. To ensure community…Read more in full article

Proposed SA-NSW interconnector identified as ‘priority project’

Project EnergyConnect, the proposed new interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales, has been listed by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) as a Group 1 (Priority Project) in its Draft 2020 Integrated System Plan (ISP) released…Read more in full article

Planned Yorke Peninsula outage postponed

ElectraNet is advising customers on the Yorke Peninsula that the planned power outage on 1 December for maintenance works has been postponed. The works are likely to be re-scheduled to occur in the first half of 2020. Prior…Read more in full article

Supporting Foodbank SA’s important work

ElectraNet have a valued relationship with Foodbank SA, with the organisation sourcing and delivering food relief to over 126,000 people in South Australia every month through agency relationships, Food Hubs and school programs. Internal Communications Manager, Travis Crozier,…Read more in full article

Out and about at regional field days

Regional field days are a valuable opportunity for ElectraNet to engage with the community and its landholders. During September, ElectraNet had stands at the Riverland and Yorke Peninsula Field days, which provided the perfect opportunity to speak with…Read more in full article

Dalrymple battery project wins two awards

ElectraNet’s Dalrymple battery on the Yorke Peninsula has recently won two awards, both of which recognise innovation in the energy sector. In September the battery won the 2019 Energy Network Industry Innovation Award. Announced at the Energy Networks…Read more in full article

Celebrating 30 years of service

ElectraNet Project Manager Minh Nguyen has achieved a big career milestone, celebrating 30 years of service. Minh joined the business on 16 October, 1989 starting as an ETSA Graduate Engineer, then Electrical Test Engineer at TIPS, Substation Test &…Read more in full article

Dalrymple Battery wins 2019 Energy Network Industry Innovation Award

ElectraNet’s Dalrymple Battery Energy Storage Project has won the 2019 Energy Network Industry Innovation Award. Announced at the Energy Networks Australia Annual Dinner in Melbourne on 12 September 2019, the award recognises leadership in the design, development and…Read more in full article

South Australia’s electricity grid to be strengthened

South Australia’s electricity grid will be strengthened after a project to install synchronous condensers received final regulatory approval from the Australian Energy Regulator today. ElectraNet Chief Executive Steve Masters said final approval means the first two of four…Read more in full article

Project EnergyConnect Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) referral

ElectraNet has been advised that the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) has determined the South Australian component of Project EnergyConnect is to be a “Controlled Action”. Now this determination has been made, we anticipate that…Read more in full article

2019 Transmission Annual Planning Report released

ElectraNet has released its 2019 Transmission Annual Planning Report (TAPR). The TAPR provides a 10-year snapshot on the South Australian transmission network and helps proponents of potential load and generation projects identify opportunities in the market. It also…Read more in full article

Native plant subsidy on offer for ElectraNet landholders

Thousands of landholders across South Australia with ElectraNet assets on their properties have the opportunity to save 75 per cent on the cost of native seedlings, tree guards and stakes through a new partnership between ElectraNet and Trees…Read more in full article

Project EnergyConnect information hubs established across Riverland and Murraylands

Project EnergyConnect information hubs have been created in regional locations by power network operator ElectraNet to encourage and assist local residents with providing feedback on the proposed electricity interconnector between South Australia and New South Wales. ElectraNet Land…Read more in full article

ElectraNet welcomes Australian Energy Regulator’s final decision

ElectraNet welcomes today’s final decision by the Australian Energy Regulator to approve a new transmission line on the Eyre Peninsula. The project involves constructing a new double-circuit 132 kV transmission line from Cultana to Port Lincoln, via Yadnarie…Read more in full article

Planned Yorke Peninsula Electricity Outage

ElectraNet advises that a planned outage will take place on Sunday, 7 April, which will temporarily interrupt electricity supply to townships on the Yorke Peninsula. The outage, which coincides with the end of daylight saving, will occur from…Read more in full article

Upper north helicopter fatality

ElectraNet is deeply saddened to confirm that a fatality has occurred this morning in an incident involving one of our contractors working on a project in the upper north of the state. Our thoughts are with the pilot’s…Read more in full article

Bill reductions to flow from proposed electricity interconnector

Power customers in South Australia and New South Wales will benefit from electricity bill reductions if a new interconnector between the two states is built. Bill reductions are just one of the major benefits outlined in a final…Read more in full article

New battery charged and ready to power lower Yorke Peninsula

South Australia’s lower Yorke Peninsula will benefit from improved power security and reliability following the completion by ElectraNet of a 30 megawatt large-scale battery. Built at Dalrymple, on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, it is the first certified indoor…Read more in full article

Eyre Peninsula Electricity Supply Option Selected

ElectraNet has today released a final report on its investigation of electricity supply options to ensure the Eyre Peninsula has a safe, reliable and secure electricity supply into the future. The recommended option involves the construction of a…Read more in full article

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