EPS Energy is proposing to invest around $1.2 billion into a new solar farm near Robertstown after receiving development approval this week for its project – a decision it says was heavily influenced by plans to build Project EnergyConnect.
Our interconnector project was recently listed in The Advertiser as one of 10 projects that could boost the South Australian economy. The article says the Federal Government is concerned about the slowing Australian economy and looking to fast-track infrastructure projects around the country to promote positive social and economic outcomes..
One of the worst dust storms in 40 years didn’t stop locals from Wentworth and Buronga from dropping in to Project EnergyConnect information sessions, hosted by TransGrid in May.
ElectraNet has lodged their Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) referral with the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy and the public comment period is now open.
As reported in The Murray Pioneer - 'Riverlanders can provide assistance and feedback regarding the proposed construction of a power interconnector through the region at information hubs set up by energy contractor ElectraNet. Interactive iPads can now be found at numerous public outlets across the Riverland, which can be used by locals to discuss any social or environmental issues surrounding project EnergyConnect.