Project Specification Consultation Report – Summary
Regulatory Investment Test – Transmission – January 2024
AusNet is initiating this Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) to evaluate options to address the electricity network constraints in Wodonga – Barnawartha in north-eastern Victoria which are restricting new renewable generation connections. Publication of this Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR) 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.
Originally AusNet’s sub-transmission network was planned to supply the electricity demand, rather than accommodate renewable generation. The Wodonga - Barnawartha sub-transmission network was planned, built, and maintained to meet the demand in that area and is not strong enough to connect significant additional renewable generation.
The purpose of the RIT-T is to identify the credible option that maximises the present value of net economic benefit to all those who produce, consume and transport electricity in the National Electricity Market (NEM).
AusNet welcomes written submissions on the credible options presented in this PSCR and invites proposals from proponents of potential non-network options. Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com on or before 1 May 2024. In the subject field, please reference ‘RIT-T PSCR CE WOTS-BWA.’