Major Contract

NSW South-West REZ

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
NSW South-West REZ

The South West Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) will be developed in the area surrounding Hay in the South-West region of NSW.

The South-West REZ will be developed following planning and procurement of the Central-West Orana REZ. Transmission upgrades to support the REZ will be proposed and developed over the coming years.

Key Dates

Oct 2021 ROIs Open
Nov 2021 ROIs Close

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2019 The REZ was outlined in the NSW Government's 2019 Electricity Strategy, identifying its proximity to existing transmission infrastructure, the Snowy Hydro Scheme and potential options for new interconectors between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia as key factors determining the REZ's location.
Oct 2021 EnergyCo NSW opened Registrations of Interest seeking information from generation, load, storage and network developers interested in being part of the Project.
Nov 2021 Registrations of Interest seeking information from generation, load, storage and network developers interested in being part of the Project closed.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Project pages
Energy NSW (South-West)