Major Contract

NSW New England REZ Transmission Project

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
NSW New England REZ Transmission Project

The proposed transmission project aims to support the delivery of the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in the New South Wales New England region.

Transmission upgrades will be required to support the increase in renewable generation and storage in the REZ. The scope and timeline for these upgrades will be determined following a feasibility study being developed by TransGrid with support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Key Dates

Jul 2020 Project Announced

Funding contributions

Federal Government
NSW Government
The Federal Government's contribution comes through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to TransGrid to support a $3.45 million feasibility study into the potential development of new transmission capacity.

PROJECT HISTORY

Jul 2020 In its 2020 Integrated System Plan, AEMO identified New England REZ network expansion as a critical project and provided updated costings for Stages One and Two of the transmission component. Stage One of the transmission component has an estimated cost of between $720 million and $1.3 billion, with a modelled cost of $1.025 billion. Stage Two of the transmission component has an estimated cost of between $220 million and $420 million, with a modelled cost of $320 million.
Estimated Total Cost
(2020)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Media releases
10/07/2020
17/07/2020