Interconnector would solve SA power woes, says TransGrid

6/03/2017

State and federal governments should fast-track regulatory approvals of new interconnectors between states to help alleviate power supply issues and to help fix the problems caused by the high uptake of renewables like wind and solar, says NSW transmission company TransGrid.

While others claim interconnectors are too expensive and may be obsolete by the time they are built, TransGrid chief executive Paul Italiano said interconnectors were the best way to resolve power supply issues in SA.

New reports by Deloitte and FTI Consulting, commissioned by TransGrid, showed a new interconnector between SA and NSW would boost competition and provide significant economic benefits including reducing power costs.

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