It is time to use the best information available by engaging with landholders and communities to inform infrastructure planning and to strive for those solutions that are high performers on energy supply, social, economic and conservation impact.
We cannot afford to approach the transition to renewable energy the same way we rolled out large-scale transmission lines four decades ago. It is no longer acceptable to bulldoze a path from A to B and string overhead lines, simply because it's cheaper.
SOO Green is pioneering an innovative model for developing transmission infrastructure to deliver renewable energy long distances to customers across the Eastern U.S. that virtually eliminates the visual, land and environmental impact of above-ground transmission lines.
The electricity system is witnessing increasing pressure from climate change. What is Australia doing about it? It is clear that policy makers need to fulfil a critical role in building resilient electricity systems by adopting effective policy measures that can prevent a potential 'market failure'
Today, the Victorian Liberal Nationals announce our commitment to protect thousands of local jobs and residents across Western Victoria from Daniel Andrews ill-conceived Western Victoria Transmission Network Project.
Despite claims AusNet is working to improve its community consultation, residents along the proposed corridor had to learn about this announcement via the media. The battle is certainly about to heat up now.
The Bill generally amends the NEVA to enable the Minister, by Order, to modify or disallow certain regulatory requirements that apply under the NEL and NER to specified augmentations of the Victorian declared transmission system.
To ensure a continued reliable supply of energy in Southern Germany, transmission system operators 50Hertz and TenneT are planning to build the SuedOstLink electricity highway. The project represents the most powerful HVDC system in VSC technology worldwide.
The World Health Organization recommends that countries adopt prudent avoidance guidelines established by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) or the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES).
The New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has referred the Crookwell 3 Wind Farm to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for a final decision, advising it should reject the project due to the “significant visual impacts on the landscape and residents”.
Underground HVDC Transmission Interconnectors or Transmission lines solve at least two problems for NEM Transmission and Distribution Participants in the event of bushfires and in planning the Risk Management of their Assets during bushfires.
Environmental and social factors in big and pivotal development projects like the Marinus Link are deeply intertwined. Often, much opposition from people comes from demands for greater environmental protection.
German cabinet opts for underground power cabling. The decision by ministers to opt for the main north-south trunk of 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) of DC cable follows bitter resistance to overhead cabling.
The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Integrated System Plan (ISP) identified 6 Victorian Renewable Energy Zones (REZs). Written submissions to the REZ Development Plan Directions Paper are welcome before midnight Wednesday, 31 March 2021.
Under amendments to the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005, s 16Y(2)(d) of the Act now enables the Minister to specify an alternative regulatory test that considers a broader range of criteria than market cost and benefit alone.