HumeLink – delivering affordable, safe and reliable electricity.

HumeLink is a new 500kV transmission line which will carry electricity to customers from new generation sources, including the expanded Snowy Hydro scheme. It will connect Wagga Wagga, Bannaby and Maragle. 

Why do we need HumeLink?

HumeLink will: 

  • benefit energy customers and deliver $491 million in net benefits;
  • increase the amount of electricity that can be delivered to customers in NSW, the ACT and across the National Electricity Market;
  • reduce the need for new dispatchable generation investment to meet growing demands;
  • avoid capital costs that would otherwise be required associated with enabling greater integration of renewables in the National Electricity Market (NEM); 
  • lower the aggregate generator fuel costs required to meet future demand in the NEM
  • provide significant ‘competition benefits’ by increasing the efficiency of bidding in the wholesale market; 
  • help facilitate further reductions of carbon emissions to  support achieving Australia’s climate change targets;
  • create more than 1000 construction jobs; and
  • contribute to regional economic activity generating major benefits for local communities along the route. 
The project has been identified as a priority by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Federal and NSW Governments. 

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