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.
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'
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.
Feedback is sought from community and industry stakeholders to develop consistent investment assessment framework to facilitate early identification of project risks and potential impacts. Written submissions to the Discussion Paper closed midnight, 30 August 2021.
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.
The safety of the Victorian electricity networks is governed by the Electricity Safety Act 1998 (the Act) and relevant regulations, under which the electricity network businesses must adhere to the following...
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).
Feedback was sought from community and industry stakeholders on recommended setbacks identified in the Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Energy Transmission Discussion Paper. Written submissions to the Discussion Paper closed midnight Wednesday, 30 June 2021.
It is important that those leading their development (proponents) undertake careful planning, design and stakeholder engagement to build and maintain the social licence to operate throughout the life of the project.