Energex has identified through forward planning, future network limitations in the Amberley area on the 33 kV feeders from Abermain Bulk Supply Substation supplying the Karrabin and Amberely Zone Substations. To ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable electricity supply well into the future, Energex initiated a program of action in accordance with Schedule 5.1 of the National Electricity Rules. In accordance with clause 5.6.2(g) of the National Electricity Rules, Energex has conducted a Regulatory Test to analyse and assess the efficiency of new network augmentation investments and non-network alternative options that address the projected network limitations.
In accordance with the Rules, Energex invited submissions from Registered Participants and interested parties in the associated Consultation Report. No submissions were received within the consultation period. Accordingly the draft recommendation, contained in the Consultation Report, has been finalised and is outlined in the Final Report - "Proposed Augmentation in the Amberley Area, Establish New Feeder Tee into Existing F3901: T136 ABERMAIN - KBN KARRABIN - ABY AMBERLEY" - which is available to affected Registered Participants, AEMO and interested parties on the Energex website via the link below:
The report recommends Energex install a new 33 kV feeder between Abermain, Karrabin and Amberley substations by constructing a double circuit overhead feeder insulated at 110 kV, for a total estimated cost of $15,948,761, at 2011/12 prices. The date of practical completion is July 2013.
In accordance with the Rules, Registered participants may dispute the recommendation within 40 working days of its publication. Submissions in this regard are due Friday 11 January 2013.
Please address all correspondence to:
Network Strategic and Development Planning Manager
GPO Box 1461
Brisbane QLD 4001
Tel: (07) 3664 5626