Renewable Energy Zone Development Plan Stage 1
Projects to strengthen the system - Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI)
On 3 August 2021, the Victorian Government announced the six projects to progress through Stage 1 of its Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Development Plan (RDP).
The Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change made an order under section 16Y of the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005 (NEVA) requiring AEMO to undertake procurement processes to progress three contestable projects for services to strengthen the system as well as three sets of non-contestable minor network augmentations.
AEMO has completed the evaluation of responses to the Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI) and has now commenced the next stage of the procurement process, issuing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to shortlisted respondents for the Murray River, Western Victoria and South West REZ.
AEMO will only enter into a contract for a non-network service as a result of this procurement process following the Minister making a further order under section 16Y of the NEVA.
As the procurement process is competitive, the details of the process itself are confidential and commercially sensitive.
CEI Market Forum
AEMO along with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will held a virtual Market Information Forum on 10 August at 2pm to outline the CEI process and provide more information.
Industry forum slides are available here.
Please contact AEMO at RDPStage1@aemo.com.au with any questions.
Specified Augmentation Works
The Ministerial Order also requires AEMO to undertake procurement activities relating to nine non-contestable augmentations (specified augmentations) from the relevant incumbent declared transmission system operator through a separate non-market process. Grouped by REZ, these nine specified augmentations represent three of the six projects the Victorian Government has announced to progress through Stage 1 of its RDP.