The way that electricity is generated and consumed is changing. How are we planning for the future of the network?

We continually look for smarter ways to manage our transmission network. To reduce the pressure on electricity prices and network costs, we are dedicated to seeking efficient network investment opportunities, more cost-effective maintenance practices, and other potential industry innovations.

The transmission network plays a critical role in electricity supply

The South Australian transmission network:

  • Transports electricity over long distances from traditional and renewable generators – both local and interstate – to where it is needed to power homes, businesses and communities across metropolitan, regional and remote areas
  • Facilitates competition between generation sources both within South Australia and across the broader NEM, ensuring that South Australian customers can access the lowest cost electricity supplies
  • Provides security of supply through access to a diverse range of supply sources
  • Supports the safe, secure and reliable operation of the power system, including power quality

The transmission network plays a critical role in electricity supply



Network Vision

ElectraNet’s vision for the South Australian transmission network is that it will deliver affordable and reliable power supplies that support customer choices for a sustainable future.

Change has always been part of the electricity supply landscape, as generation technology has evolved to reflect the best technology of the time. However, the rate of change has increased dramatically as new technologies have been commercialised at both consumer and grid levels, supported by government policy measures and customer priorities.

The transmission network must continue to evolve to meet customers’ changing needs, and support Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

View our Network Vision document to learn more about how we will work towards this goal.

ElectraNet has taken a collaborative approach to developing the Network Vision, seeking to understand and involve stakeholders to ensure the outcome is built on a set of shared directions and priorities.

The following resources were published during the development of the Network Vision:

Network Vision
Customer Insights Report
Network Vision Summary of feedback
Network Vision Discussion Paper

We’d love to hear what you think about the future role of the transmission network.