Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Heywood Interconnector now operating at higher capacity
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has announced the Heywood Interconnector, the electricity transmission lines connecting South Australia to Victoria, is now capable of transferring 570 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Victoria to South Australia.
Following configuration and rigorous testing by AEMO and South Australian transmission business ElectraNet, the Heywood Interconnector now has a 70 MW higher transfer limit from Victoria to South Australia.
The 70 MW increase in maximum capacity is a major milestone of the upgrade project to increase the bi-directional flow capacity from 460 MW to 650 MW across the Heywood Interconnector. The next phase of this project will focus on increasing the capacity of flow from South Australia to Victoria.
The upgrade project is due to be completed and at full capacity by March 2017.
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