AusNet Services is undertaking this Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) to evaluate options to maintain supply reliability in the Brooklyn area.
The Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR), which represents the first step in the RIT-T process in accordance with clause 5.16 of the National Electricity Rules (NER) and section 4.2 of the RIT-T Application Guidelines was published in November 2020. AusNet Services is exempted from preparing a Project Assessment Draft Report (PADR) as per NER clause 5.16.4(z1) as the project cost is less than $43 Million. Publication of this Project Assessment Conclusions Report (PACR) represents the final step of the RIT-T process.
No non-network proposals were received during the RIT-T PSCR consultation phase.
AusNet Services concludes that replacement of selected 66 kV switchgear in an integrated project is the most economical and the preferred option to address the identified need and for it to be implemented by 2023/24.