Powerlink Queensland - Project Specification Consultation Report for Maintaining reliability of supply to Ingham

Market National Electricity Market
StageDiscussion Paper
ConvenorAEMO NSP
Accepting submissions?No
Submissions close12/09/2018

Powerlink has recently published a ‘Project Specification Consultation Report’ for Maintaining reliability of supply to Ingham.

Ingham South Substation was established in 2005. Two 132/66kV transformers connect the Powerlink substation to the Ergon Energy switchyard at Ingham supplying the local area. Both transformers are now over 50 years old, having previously been installed at other locations on the network, are nearing the end of their technical lives and have emerging condition risks with an increasing risk of failure.

The proposed preferred option that is considered to satisfy the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission is the replacement of both transformers at Ingham South Substation by December 2019.

The estimated capital cost of the proposed preferred option is $5.7 million in 2017/18 prices.

In accordance with the requirements of the Rules, a summary of the Project Specification Consultation Report is made available on the AEMO website. A copy of the ‘Project Specification Consultation Report’ can be obtained from the Powerlink Website on the RIT-T Consultations page or by emailing networkassessments@powerlink.com.au .

Submissions on the Project Specification Consultation Report are required by the closing date of Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Any enquiries in the first instance should be directed to:

Roger Smith
Manager Network and Alternate Solutions
Powerlink Queensland
PO Box 1193

Tel: (+617) 3860 2328

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