Reliability Standards 2016

Our network plays an integral part in connecting homes and businesses across the state to the electricity they use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

While reliability standards are set by the NSW Government, they are an important input into our capital program. With this in mind, TransGrid has continued to engage with large energy users, consumers, and business and industry groups throughout the reliability standard setting process, to help us clearly see the balancing needs of different energy users.

Engagement with customers, consumer representatives and other stakeholders continued over the course of the standard setting process and insights gained were used to inform TransGrid's submissions to IPART. 

To kick off engagement, in August 2015 we facilitated workshops with 12 stakeholders over two half day sessions about reliability in the transmission network. Feedback received was submitted to IPART along with a number of reliability scenarios. 

In June 2016, TransGrid held the NSW Energy Forum; a day-long event that brought together a broad range of stakeholders to discuss and explore ways to shape future of the grid. IPART also attended and briefed participants on their approach to the draft standards. 

In November 2016, TransGrid also invited IPART to discuss the proposed approach to the CBD reliability standard at a dedicated Powering Sydney's Future consultation forum.

Electricity network reliability standards govern how network infrastructure is designed, built and operated to avoid or manage interruptions to electricity supply. If you would like more information on the Electricity Transmission Reliability Standards, visit the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal's (IPART) website