Rapid transformation of the Victorian energy market
Victoria is on the brink of a massive energy market transformation with the construction of new wind and solar power, coupled with hundreds of kilometres of new transmission lines. The creation of 6 Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) will impact hundreds of regional communities across the state. Energy Grid Alliance sees this as an opportunity to ensure that REZs work for communities with minimal environmental impact.
Applying best planning practices in energy transmission
The need for an effective and efficient transmission network to transfer energy generated in renewable energy zones to the State power grid is recognised but it is fundamental the impacts on environment and community be considered as part of the RIT-T process, project scoping and development. All transmission projects should be required to comprehensively consider social and environmental factors and investigate viable transmission alternatives to ensure communities are not adversely impacted and the environment is protected and preserved.