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Discussion and Submissions2021-08-16T12:04:52+10:00

Publications: Papers and Submissions

Our publications help advocate, educate and organise to ensure best practice planning is addressed and positive action taken to engage with communities so projects meet the needs and expectations of local communities.

Victorian Transmission Investment Framework Submission

August 12th, 2022|Submissions|

Energy Grid Alliance has made a submission to the much-anticipated ‘Victorian Transmission Investment Framework (VTIF)’ consultation process. This is an important step in defining the much-needed policy and framework to help redefine Victoria’s future electricity grid. State-level planning, social licence, public policy and environmental considerations are central to the delivery of renewables, associated electricity infrastructure and enabling legislation.

Acquiring Social Licence for Electricity Transmission

August 10th, 2022|Planning, Submissions|

'Acquiring Social Licence for Electricity Transmission' is an important policy paper that advocates for much-needed reform and makes recommendations to better facilitate delivery of electricity transmission projects. Unless addressed, the current framework will continue to erode opportunities to acquire social licence.

Understanding External Costs of Overhead Electricity Transmission

July 25th, 2022|Planning, Submissions|

External costs should be considered in transmission planning to rebalance the true benefits, this will lead to greater market efficiency and environmental sustainability. The evaluation of the external costs could be of great help during the cost-benefit analysis, allowing the negative impacts to be considered in the process to identify the optimal transmission development path.

Engineering Victoria’s Future Electricity Grid

December 22nd, 2021|Discussion Papers, Planning, Submissions|

The transition to renewable energy generation must be harmonised with broader environmental goals to enable the exploitation of co-benefits and minimise negative socioeconomic and environmental impacts. Underground HVDC options should be deployed, using existing rights-of-way where technically feasible.

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

December 22nd, 2021|Planning, Submissions|

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.

Engineering Bushfire Resilience – Best Practice Approach to Transmission Line Routing

August 9th, 2021|Planning, Submissions|

Energy Grid Alliance have developed a paper that focuses on Engineering Bushfire Resilience - Best Practice Approach to Transmission Line Routing. This paper recommends that good engineering design will ensure any new infrastructure route does not lead to unsustainable deterioration in grid resilience.

Response to the Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026

July 11th, 2021|Submissions|

Energy Grid Alliance have provided a submission to DELWPs Built Environment Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026 with an emphasis on undergrounding energy infrastructure through, or routing transmission lines away from, bushfire prone areas to build increased network resilience.

Response to the Building a Better Understanding of Bushfire Risk Consultation Paper

July 1st, 2021|Submissions|

Energy Grid Alliance have provided a submission to DELWPs Building a Better Understanding of Bushfire Risk Consultation Paper with an emphasis on undergrounding energy infrastructure through, or routing transmission lines away from, bushfire prone areas to build increased network resilience.

High-voltage Transmission Line Setback Policy Guidelines

May 27th, 2021|Discussion Papers, Planning, Submissions|

Feedback was sought from community and industry stakeholders on recommended setbacks identified in the Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Energy Transmission Discussion Paper. The purpose of this paper is to provide framework and planning guidelines for the establishment of new large-scale energy transmission projects.

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