TransGrid and Ausgrid’s joint venture, the ‘Powering Sydney’s Future Project’ has had it’s expressions of interest closing date extended to Friday the 3rd February 2017. The extension will allow stakeholders an additional three weeks for submissions in response to non-network specifications detailed in the Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR).
In order to assess all network and non-network options from a technical and economic perspective, the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) is currently underway. The RIT-T consultation process presents two opportunities to comment on the best solution for Inner Sydney’s future electricity needs, in response to the PSCR.
- Comment on network options – All stakeholders are invited to make a written submission in response to the six network options outlined in the PSCR.
- Suggest a non-network option – Non-network service providers are encouraged to submit an EOI in response to non-network specifications detailed in the PSCR.
Additionally, Independent consultant GHD has finalised the Powering Sydney Project Non Networks Report which provides details on potential viable options for non-network support and an indication of capacity, cost and constraints that could influence participation.
Key information regarding submissions can be found on the TransGrid website here.