East Rowville PADR

28/08/2020
Market Network Service Provider
StageProject Assessment Draft Report
ConvenorAEMO NSP
Initiated28/08/2020
Accepting submissions?Yes
Submissions close20/10/2020

AusNet Services is undertaking this Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) to evaluate options for maintaining supply reliability in south-eastern metropolitan Melbourne.

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)[1] and section 4.2 of the RIT-T Application Guidelines[2] was published in December 2019.  This report, the Project Assessment Draft Report (PADR), is the second stage of the RIT-T and provides information about the draft conclusions of the RIT-T.

No non-network proposals were received during the RIT-T PSCR consultation phase.

The preferred solution is replacement of the two 220/66 kV transformers, selected 66 kV circuit breakers and associated primary and secondary assets in a single integrated project.

AusNet Services welcomes written submissions on the issues and the credible options presented in this PADR. Submissions should be emailed to rittconsultations@ausnetservices.com.au on or before 20 October 2020. In the subject field, please reference ‘RIT-T PSCR East Rowville Terminal Station.’

[1] Australian Energy Market Commission, “National Electricity Rule version126,” available at https://www.aemc.gov.au/regulation/energy-rules/national-electricity-rules/current, viewed on 7 November 2019.

[2] Australian Energy Regulator, “Application guidelines Regulatory investment test for transmission,” available at https://www.aer.gov.au/system/files/AER%20-%20Final%20RIT-T%20application%20guidelines%20-%2014%20December%202018_0.pdf, viewed on 7 November 2019.

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