Powerlink has identified future supply requirements in the transmission network supplying the Bowen Basin coal mining area.
The proposed preferred option (that is demonstrated to satisfy the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission) comprises the following works:
- - installation of two 132kV capacitors at Dysart Substation and one 132kV capacitor at Moranbah and Newlands substations by summer 2013/14; and
- - network support between 2014 and 2016.
The estimated capital cost of the proposed preferred option is $12.3 million as well as network support service costs of $11.5 million, in 2011/12 prices.
In identifying the above option, Powerlink has considered a variation to the reliability standard for the Bowen Basin area that considers costs and benefits to consumers. This approach is consistent with proposals in the Energy White Paper 2012 and a number of national and Queensland reviews.
In accordance with the requirements of the Rules, a summary of the Project Assessment Draft Report will be placed on the AEMO website. A copy of the entire document can be downloaded from the Powerlink website.
Submissions on the Project Assessment Draft Report are required by the closing date of Friday 8 March 2013.
Any enquiries in the first instance should be directed to:
A/Manager Regulation, Strategies and Development
PO Box 1193
VIRGINIA, QLD 4014
Tel: (07) 3860 2667
Summary of Project Assessment Draft Report Maintaining a Reliable Electricity Supply to the Bowen Basin coal mining area
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