Network connection initiatives
In this section
In this section
These pages provide information on new or past initiatives in the Network Connections space undertaken by AEMO.
Q&A – new generation connections to Victorian transmission system
We have developed a Q&A document (253 KB, pdf) providing information on the impact of new generation connections to the Victorian transmission system close to the Ballarat–Waubra–Horsham and Horsham – Red Cliffs 220kV lines.
- Generator Connections to the Western Victoria Transmission Network - 27 March 2018 (308 KB, pdf)
Connection process review
AEMO is currently reviewing our internal processes related to network connections. We have interviewed a wide range of parties involved in those processes, and we will be implementing necessary changes soon. Please let us know if you would like to provide comments on this subject.
Connection website and connection documents update
We have restructured and revised our Network Connection webpages to help Connection Applicants navigate to the relevant information and support them further during the connection process. We are still working on the details and further improvements – please bear with us while we finalise this work. In the meantime, we would appreciate your comments.
Energy in your community (Victoria only)
Information on how electricity transmission developments are managed, who gets involved, and how communities can stay informed and contribute to the connection process in Victoria can be found in AEMO’s Energy Infrastructure in Your Community brochure.
June 2018 update
The AEMC’s Transmission Connection and Planning Arrangements Rule https://www.aemc.gov.au/our-work/changing-energy-rules/rule-changes will become effective on 1 July 2018.
The changes will provide for competition in some aspects of transmission connection arrangements in NEM jurisdictions other than Victoria (where there has been a competitive connections process for several years).
For proponents wishing to connect to the transmission network in Victoria, most elements of the new rule do not apply, including the concepts of Dedicated Connection Assets and Identified User Shared Assets. For Victorian connections, proponents are advised to refer to a pre-1 July 2018 version of the National Electricity Rules.
The only material change affecting Victorian transmission connection proponents is that AEMO will respond to connection enquiries received on or after 1 July 2018 within 30 business days of receipt.
For enquiries regarding connections, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.