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Energy Grid Alliance2021-08-10T09:35:53+10:00

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.

Action Pillars

Energy Grid Alliance was established with the purpose of engaging with energy transmission companies, industry regulators, market operators, relevant peak bodies, government and communities to establish best planning practices for new energy transmission infrastructure and to advocate the importance of working with communities to acquire and maintain social license.

ESTABLISHED NETWORKS

Use experience and established networks in the renewable energy and/or transmission industries to form productive partnerships with industry stakeholders

ADVOCATE CHANGE

Apply advocacy and/or change management approach to influence the transmission industry to embrace community-led plans

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Work with the transmission industry to improve community engagement practices, while helping the community understand the industry

SOCIAL LICENSE

Work collaboratively to ensure that the social license for REZs and transmission projects is established and maintained

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