KerangLink




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KerangLink
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Prospective pipeline

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.

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STATUS: Credibly proposed
VALUE: $1bn AUD
SECTOR: Energy
JURISDICTION: NSW, VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

KerangLink involves the development of new high-voltage transmission capacity between the Snowy Mountains region and Melbourne via a central Victorian path.

KerangLink is planned to include:

  • a 500 kV new circuits between Ballarat and Sydenham
  • a 500/220 kV transformers at Ballarat
  • a 500 kV new circuits between Ballarat and Bendigo
  • two 500 kV new circuits between Kerang and Bendigo
  • two 500 kV new circuits between Kerang and Darlington Point
  • two 500/220 kV transformers at Ballarat, Bendigo and Kerang
  • a power flow controller on the Bendigo-Shepparton 220 kV line, and
  • power flow controller on the Murray-Dederang and Wodonga-Dederang 330 kV lines.

 

In July 2019, AEMO released an Insights paper in support of the 2018 Integrated Systems Plan that the most optimal outcome could be having KerangLink in 2026-27 commissioned around the same time Snowy 2.0 finished.

AEMO projected that this would bring forward transmission investment costs of $214 million over the life of the asset, but could provide insurance against further unexpected coal-fired plant closures.



Last reviewed: 30/07/2019

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