Managing the Risk of Corrosion between Murulan and Dapto on Line 8
In this section
In this section
- 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 Queensland Project Specification Consultation Report Addressing the secondary systems condition risks at Kemmis
- Powerlink Queensland Project Specification Consultation Report Addressing the secondary systems condition risks at Mudgeeraba
- Reinforcing the New South Wales Southern Shared Network to increase transfer capacity to the state’s demand centres
- Managing the Sydney East substation’s asset risks
- Maintaining compliance with performance standards applicable to Wagga 330 kV substation secondary systems
- Maintaining compliance with performance standards applicable to Deniliquin substation secondary systems
- Powerlink Queensland - Project Specification Consultation Report - Maintaining reliability of supply in the Blackwater area
- Powerlink Queensland Project Specification Consultation Report - Maintaining power transfer capability and reliability of supply at Lilyvale
- Maintaining compliance with performance standards applicable to Haymarket substation secondary systems
- Maintaining a reliable Static Var Compensator at Lismore
- Powerlink Queensland - Project Assessment Draft Report - Maintaining reliability of supply at Kamerunga Substation
TransGrid has recently published a Project Assessment Conclusions Report for Managing the Risk of Corrosion between Marulan and Dapto on Line 8.
Constructed in 1956 and 1962, Line 8 is a single circuit steel tower 330 kV transmission line connecting Marulan and Dapto 330 kV substations. The 70 km long transmission line traverses farmland, national park areas, and climbs from the coastal plain up the Illawarra Escarpment.
A significant proportion of the 175 transmission structures of Line 8 are corroded, including steel towers, insulators, conductor fittings and conductor/earth wire. Corrosion greatly increases the likelihood of conductor drop and presents consequent bushfire risks and safety risks.
In September 2018 TransGrid published a Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR) identifying the proposed preferred option to mitigate the risks and claimed exemption from producing a Project Assessment Draft Report as allowed for under NER Clause 5.16.4(z1).
No submissions were received in response to the PSCR during the consultation period which closed in December 2018. No additional credible options that could deliver a material economic benefit were identified throughout the process and the outcomes of the economic analysis contained in the PSCR remain unchanged and maintained in this PACR.
The PACR recommends the replacing or refurbishing corroded components from 2018/19 to 2020/21. The estimated capital cost of the proposed preferred option is $6.1 million. TransGrid is the proponent of the proposed network project.
In accordance with the requirements of the Rules, a summary of the PACR has been made available on AEMO’s website. A copy of the Project Specification Consultation Report can also be obtained from TransGrid’s RIT-T Consultations webpage or by emailing RIT-TConsultations@transgrid.com.au.