We’re already working on priority projects including North Region Energy Program (NREP) scoping work and initial planning works for central and eastern corridors of the SWIS. This work reflects the highest anticipated growth areas. Additionally we’re planning and purchasing long-lead items for initial upgrades in the north network, which is expected to see a boom in new energy projects, as well as upgrades in the east network.
The $126M will be used for:
Stage1 : $21m to upgrade the Eastern Goldfields transmission line. The proposed upgrades are estimated to enable approximately 400 MW of new renewable generation.
Stage 2: $5m for high level scoping for up to six terminal substations and 500 kV transmission lines connecting to South West with the Goldfields and Renewable Generation Hubs
Stage 1: $80m - $20 million for scoping and planning works, $60 million for the purchase of long-lead items, including up to six transformers (which have a current lead time of up to 16 months) and switchgear for a new terminal site
Stage 2: $5m for high level scoping for up to six new terminal substations and approximately 950 km of double circuit 500 kV transmission lines from Metro North to North Country
Stage 1: $5m for high level scoping for the transmission line requirements and substation works to service loads in the Kwinana, Kemerton, Pinjarra and Wagerup areas. It may also include new terminal substations in the Kwinana area
Stage 2: $5m for high level scoping for up to three new terminal substations located to the south of the Perth metro area and South West, and 500 kV transmission lines connecting these to new terminals north of the metro area (as envisaged in Stage 2 northern corridor)
Stage 1: $5m for high level scoping for up to four new terminal substations and associated 500 kV transmission lines, which will lead to connection of Renewable Generation Hubs in the South West region