Project EnergyConnect is a proposed new electricity interconnector between Robertstown in South Australia and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, with a connection into Victoria. TransGrid are partnering with ElectraNet to deliver this project.
The Project is currently undergoing a Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission, known as a RIT-T. This test is a rigorous cost benefit analysis overseen by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER). We should know in the second half of 2019 if the proposal passes this test and Project EnergyConnect is able to proceed to the next step. The project would be built in two phases.
- Phase 1 involves connecting Robertstown in South Australia and Buronga in New South Wales and on to Red Cliffs
- Phase 2 would connect Buronga and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales
For more information on the preliminary works and the forecast benefits please visit the Project EnergyConnect