Powerlink PACR - Maintain reliability of supply in Blackwater
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In this section
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- Maintaining reliable supply to Broken Hill
- Maintaining power transfer capability and reliability of supply at Lilyvale
- Managing safety and environment risks on Line 3W
- Managing safety and environment risks on Line 81
- Addressing the secondary systems condition risks at Mudgeeraba
- Addressing the secondary systems condition risks at Kemmis
- Powerlink PACR - Maintain reliability of supply in Blackwater
- ElectraNet PSCR - Managing the Risk of AC Board Failure Project
- ElectraNet PSCR - Managing the Risk of Instrument Transformer Failure
- TransGrid & Powerlink Project Assessment Draft Report: Expanding NSW-QLD Transmission Transfer Capacity
- TransGrid Project Assessment Conclusions Report: Maintaining a reliable Upper Tumut substation
- SA Power Networks release new version of their Demand Side Engagement Document
- Douglas Shire Non-network options report
- TransGrid Project Assessment Conclusions Report: Managing safety and environmental risks from corrosion on Line 959/92Z
- Powerlink Queensland - Summary of PADR - Maintaining reliability of supply between Clare South and Townsville South
- ElectraNet Project Specification Consultation Report Managing the risk of protection relay failure
- Powerlink Queensland Project Assessment Conclusions Report Maintaining reliability of supply at Kamerunga Substation
- ElectraNet Project Specification Consultation Report - Managing the Risk of Isolator Failure Project Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission
- TransGrid Publishes TAPR 2019
Powerlink has recently published a 'Project Assessment Conclusions Report' (PACR) to maintain reliability of supply in the Blackwater area.
Blackwater Substation, established in 1969 and located approximately 68km east of Emerald, plays a critical role in the provision of electricity to customers in Queensland’s Central West area, providing supply to residential, mining and rail traction loads. The two 80MVA transformers At Blackwater Substation were installed in 1978 and have significant condition and performance issues indicating that they are reaching the end of their technical service lives.
In May 2019 Powerlink published a 'Project Specification Consultation Report' (PSCR) identifying the proposed preferred option to address the risks to supply and claiming exemption from producing a 'Project Assessment Draft Report' as allowed for under NER Clause 5.16.4(z1).
There were no submissions received in response to the PSCR, which closed in August 2019. As a result, no additional credible options that could deliver a material market benefit have been identified and the outcomes of the economic analysis contained in the PACR remain unchanged from those published in the PSCR.
The PACR recommends implementation of Option 2: replacement of the two 132/66/11kV 80 MVA transformers with one 132/66/11 kV 160MVA transformer by June 2022.
The indicative capital cost of the RIT-T project for the preferred option is $6.16 million in 2018/2019 prices. Powerlink is the proponent of this option.
In accordance with the requirements of the Rules, a summary of the PACR has been made available on AEMO’s website.
- PACR Maintain reliability of supply in Blackwater (232 KB, pdf)
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