Preferred bidder announced
Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.
The project or divestment is supported by a state, territory or major local government, is subject to studies or other processes (such as pre-feasibility or scoping studies or business case development), and is likely to proceed to formal announcement.
The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.
The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).
Preferred bidder announced
A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.
Projects that have progressed to contractual close remain on ANZIP for 12 months.
ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:
Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
HumeLink involves the development of new high-voltage transmission capacity within NSW to accommodate Snowy 2.0. This project would feature new transmission developments that can reinforce the network to increase transfer capacity between the Snowy Mountains, southern New South Wales, and the major load centres of Greater Sydney.
The project would includes:
- a 500 kV single circuit between Wagga and Bannaby and a 500/330 kV transformer at Wagga
- a new substation in Snowy with 500/330 kV transformers
- a 500 kV line between Snowy 2.0 and Bannaby
- a 500 kV line between Snowy 2.0 and Wagga
- two 500 kV circuits between Darlington Point and Wagga
- a power flow controller on the Bannaby-Sydney West 330 kV line, and
- a 500 kV transformer at Bannaby.
In December 2018, the Energy Security Board's Integrated System Plan - Action Plan stated that AEMO is working with Snowy Hydro and TransGrid to refine and extend ISP modelling to better understand the costs, benefits and factors that affect the timing of these projects.
TransGrid has commenced the Regulatory Investment Test for reinforcement of the NSW Southern Shared Network to increase transmission between demand centres. TransGrid released a Project Specification Consultation Report in June 2019, which includes consideration of the transmission upgrades under HumeLink.
In July 2019, AEMO released an Insights paper in support of the 2018 ISP that flagged the need to accelerate development of HumeLink to prepare for Snowy 2.0.
Last reviewed: 12/07/2019