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Powerlink Project Specification Consultation Report - Addressing the secondary systems condition risks at Abermain Substation

26/09/2018
Market National Electricity Market
StageProject Specification Consultation Report
ConvenorAEMO NSP
Initiated26/09/2018
Accepting submissions?No
Submissions close24/12/2018

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

Located in south-east Brisbane, Abermain Substation is a major injection point into the Energex distribution network. Planning studies have confirmed there is an enduring need for the substation to maintain the supply of electricity in Ipswich, Lockrose, Gatton and south western parts of Brisbane.

Most of the secondary systems at Abermain Substation are reaching the end of their technical service life, and are no longer supported by the manufacturer, with few spares available.

The proposed preferred option that is considered to satisfy the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) involves replacing the secondary systems using a modular prefabricated building with new secondary systems installed by June 2021.

The estimated capital cost of the proposed preferred option is $6.76 million in 2018/19 prices.

In accordance with the requirements of the Rules, a summary of the PSCR 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 PSCR are required by the closing date of 24 December 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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