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Transgrid welcomes new renewable energy zone connecting generation via major transmission project EnergyConnect

04 November 2022

Transgrid has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a third renewable energy zone (REZ), which will enable the connection of new and existing renewable generation to the grid in the state’s south-west, via the critical transmission project EnergyConnect.

CEO Brett Redman said, “The NSW Government’s Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap innovatively sets up dedicated Renewable Energy Zones to give much-needed certainty to private sector investors and market participants to unlock some of Australia’s best renewable resources.

“Transgrid is fully committed to working with the NSW Government to ensure a more reliable, affordable and sustainable network and accelerate our transition to a clean energy future,” he said.

“The creation of the state’s third renewable energy zone will support the nation’s transition to renewable energy and the supply of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable electricity for consumers.

Construction of the NSW section of the $1.8 billion interconnector is well underway from the South Australian border to Wagga Wagga, which will allow the sharing of energy between NSW, South Australia and Victoria.

“The REZ is well positioned along the EnergyConnect corridor, providing certainty for existing and future wind and solar generators seeking to connect to the grid and get their energy to market.”

The South West REZ includes large areas of land around Hay and Balranald and Transgrid’s proposed substation at Dinawan, near Wagga Wagga.

REZ in the South West region of NSW

Information about the new South West REZ


Transgrid media contact:  Michelle Stone 0438 293 917