2015 Transmission Annual Planning Report released

2/07/2015

TransGrid has released its Transmission Annual Planning Report 2015 (TAPR). A core component of our planning process, the TAPR gives a yearly update on our direction and plans for the network.

This year’s TAPR provides information on energy and demand forecasts, potential network developments and non-network alternatives, and outlines the network capabilities and constraints expected over a10 year planning horizon.

The energy industry is changing. In recent years we have seen changes in trends for energy consumption and maximum demand driven by the impact of global economic conditions on major industry and consumer confidence, consumer responses to government energy policies and electricity price increases. We are also witnessing the emergence of new technologies such as solar power, storage and smart meters across the energy landscape. All of these can influence how our network will evolve into the future.

When read together with similar documents published by the three NSW distributors (Ausgrid, Essential Energy and Endeavour Energy), ActewAGL and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the TAPR provides a meaningful picture of our network planning activities across NSW and the ACT.

Over the last year we have consulted with our stakeholders on the format and content of the report and made a number of improvements based on the feedback. We hope you find this year’s TAPR useful and informative, and we look forward to hearing your views to help us shape the future of the grid.