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Powerlink Project Specification Consultation Report

03/04/2018
Market National Electricity Market
StageDraft Report
ConvenorAEMO NSP
Initiated28/03/2018
Accepting submissions?No
Submissions close22/06/2018

Powerlink has recently published a ‘Project Specification Consultation Report’ to address the secondary systems condition risks at Baralaba Substation.

Baralaba Substation is located in central Queensland and forms part of the network that provides electricity supply for central Queensland and the surrounding local area. Several secondary systems at Baralaba Substation are nearing the end of their technical lives and are increasingly at risk of failure. This presents Powerlink with operational and compliance issues, requiring resolution.

The proposed preferred option that is considered to satisfy the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission involves replacing all secondary systems at Baralaba with new secondary systems using a modular prefabricated building by December 2020.

The estimated capital cost of the proposed preferred option is $7.79 million in 2017/18 prices.

In accordance with the requirements of the Rules, a summary of the Project Specification Consultation Report is made available on the AEMO website. A copy of the ‘Project Specification Consultation Report’ can be obtained from the Powerlink Website on the RIT-T Consultations page or by emailing networkassessments@powerlink.com.au .

Submissions on the Project Specification Consultation Report are required by the closing date of Friday 22 June 2018.

Any enquiries in the first instance should be directed to:

Roger Smith
Manager Network and Alternate Solutions
Powerlink Queensland
PO Box 1193
VIRGINIA, QLD 4014

Tel: (+617) 3860 2328

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