Since 2020, Transgrid has been working with the NSW Government to plan new transmission infrastructure for Australia’s first coordinated Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in the State’s Central-West Orana region.
Investment in new infrastructure will allow renewable energy providers from the region to connect to the grid and enable more affordable, reliable and clean energy for New South Wales customers.
In January 2022, the NSW Government, acting through Energy Corporation NSW (EnergyCo NSW) took responsibility for the development of the new transmission infrastructure for the Central-West Orana REZ Transmission. This includes community and stakeholder consultation, property negotiations and environmental planning approvals.
Transgrid continues to support the NSW Government's delivery of the Central-West Orana REZ, including through upgrades to our existing network.
Wollar substation upgrade
Transgrid is currently working with EnergyCo to determine whether Wollar substation will be upgraded as part of the Central-West Orana REZ.
Mt Piper to Wallerawang Transmission Network Project
Transgrid is planning upgrades to our existing network in the State’s Central Tablelands to support the Central-West Orana REZ. More information on this project can be found here.