Snowy 2.0 Connection Project

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Why do we need the project?

A direct connection to the transmission network is required for an expanded Snowy Hydro to connect to the electricity grid. The transmission line would also allow the Snowy 2.0 storage 'battery' to be charged during periods of low demand. 

Snowy Hydro Limited has engaged TransGrid to deliver the connection that will enable it to provide an additional 2000MW of dispatchable, on-demand storage capacity.


What is TransGrid proposing?

Installation of two new double-circuit transmission lines from the Snowy Hydro 2.0 generator site in Kosciuszko National Park to a new switching station in Bago State Forest. The transmission lines would be around 9km long.

The switching station would be built next to TransGrid's existing transmission line connecting the Upper Tumut and Lower Tumut substations.

  • What are the next steps?

    TransGrid has developed a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which has been placed on public exhibition by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. 

    You can view a copy of the EIS and lodge a submission here.  

    You can also view a Community Guide to the EIS

  • Community updates
  • Share your feedback

    You can provide a submission to DPIE before the close of the exhibition period on 5 April 2021. 

    You can also contact the TransGrid project team to discuss the EIS by:

    - Phone: 1800 222 537

    - Email: community@transgrid.com.au

    The EIS can be viewed online on the DPIE website: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10591 

    How to make a submission
    Making a submission is an important part of the EIS process and TransGrid encourages all community members, stakeholders and government agencies to have their say on the EIS. 

    DPIE must receive your submission before the close of the exhibition period and it must include:

    1. Your name and address
    2. The application name: Snowy 2.0 Connection Project
    3. The application number: SSI-9717
    4. A brief statement on whether you support or object to the proposal
    5. The reasons why you support or object to the proposal.

    It is DPIE’s policy to place a copy of your statement on its website. If you do not want your personal information made public, please state this clearly at the top of your submission.

    Mark your submission for the attention of Director – Energy Assessments and send it via the: 

    ​DPIE website:
    ​www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10591

    ​Post:
    ​Major Projects Assessment
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
    GPO Box 39, SYDNEY, NSW, 2001

    ​In person:
    ​Department of Planning, Industry and Environment at 4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150

    ​Phone:
    ​1300 305 695


    Your feedback matters
    Following exhibition of the EIS, feedback will be summarised in a submissions report, which will be made publicly available. TransGrid will consider all feedback and provide a response. 

    The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces will then make a decision about whether to approve the proposal.

  • Contact us

    ​You can contact our Community Engagement team on 1800 222 537 or community@transgrid.com.au

    Alternatively, fill out the form below to receive project updates.