Project EnergyConnect (PEC) is on the home stretch on the South Australian side, approaching 80% completion.
As part of Project EnergyConnect (PEC), the high voltage interconnector under construction between South Australia and New South Wales, ElectraNet has installed new fibre-optic cable and microwave radio equipment with our project partner, Telstra. These facilities will soon be energised, providing the essential communication capability needed to support the safe and secure operation of the transmission line between the new Bundey and Buronga substations.
The new Bundey substation, currently under construction in South Australia’s Riverland, will be home to the state’s largest electricity transformers.
South Australian power customers will benefit from Project EnergyConnect, the new high-voltage power interconnector with New South Wales, which is expected to deliver annual savings of $127 for a typical residential power customer, according to independent modelling by ACIL Allen.
In a changing energy landscape, transmission projects like Project EnergyConnect are vital to the successful transition of power systems.