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Blog2021-06-20T13:58:57+10:00

Energy Grid Alliance Blog

Electricity Transmission Company Land Access Statement of Expectations – Have Your Say

A Statement of Expectations, Code of Practice and Accountability Mechanisms are urgently needed to ensure electricity transmission companies are fulfilling their obligations when accessing land under section 93 of the Electricity Industry Act 2000.  Energy Grid Alliance has recently made a submission to the Statement of Expectations consultation process, detailing concerns and highlighting areas where land access protocols can be improved. Have your say before 19 April 2022.

WVTNP EES Submission Delayed

Today Ausnet Services has revised the Environmental Effects Statement (EES) submission date for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) to enable more time to consult with landholders prior to submitting the EES on the proposed route and complete the field surveys and investigations required.

Best Practice Approach for Protection of Wedge-tailed Eagles in Electricity Transmission Infrastructure Development

The transition to renewable energy generation in the name of climate change must not degrade the environment and biodiversity we are striving to protect. It is critical that electricity network planners seriously consider Wedge-tailed Eagle nesting, territory and habitat requirements.

The Western Victoria Transmission Network Project and Feasible Alternatives

An article today, published by The Courier, states that renewable energy advocates call for powerline construction. Stuart Benjamin, chair of the Grampians New Energy Taskforce says "no one has been able to explain why this asset can't go down the highway". It's crucial that all feasible alternatives are explored as part of the EES process.

The WVTNP – Proportionate and robust investigation of alternate feasible options for the EES

The EES should proportionately document the likely environmental effects of feasible alternatives, particularly where these offer a potential to avoid or minimise adverse environmental effects whilst meeting the objectives of the project. Is there a genuine risk that the EES process won't be in AusNets favour.

Engineering Climate Resilience

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'

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