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AreaReport typeDescriptionDate issuedSubmission closes
Boyne (PDF, 197.9 KB)Notice of WithdrawalErgon Energy identified emerging limitations in the electricity distribution network supplying Boyne Island in 2013. A Regulatory Test of suitable options was undertaken, resulting in the decision to upgrade the Boyne Residential Substation and construct an additional 66kV line. However, changes to the security standards that were recommended by the Inter-Departmental Committee and Independent Review Panel, and accepted by the Government, necessitated that we adopt a probabilistic approach to planning. As a consequence, we consider that the proposed works are no longer required to address an identified need in the timeframe referred to in the original consultation. Therefore, we have decided to withdraw the recommendation to augment the Boyne Residential Substation and construct an additional 66kV feeder.12 Oct 2015
Cannonvale (PDF, 196.2 KB)Notice of WithdrawalErgon Energy identified emerging limitations in the electricity distribution network supplying Cannonvale in 2010. A Regulatory Test of suitable options was undertaken, resulting in the decision to construct a 66kV switchyard at Cannonvale and construct an additional 66kV line. However, changes to the security standards that were recommended by the Inter-Departmental Committee and Independent Review Panel, and accepted by the Government, necessitated that we adopt a probabilistic approach to planning. As a consequence, we consider that the proposed works are no longer required to address an identified need in the timeframe referred to in the original consultation. Therefore, we have decided to withdraw the recommendation to augment the Cannonvale Substation and construct an additional 66kV feeder.12 Oct 2015
Charleville (PDF, 220.6 KB)Notice of WithdrawalErgon Energy identified emerging limitations in the electricity distribution network supplying Charleville in 2012. A Regulatory Test of suitable options was undertaken, resulting in the decision to develop a diesel generation solution for the region. However, changes to the security standards that were recommended by the Inter-Departmental Committee and Independent Review Panel, and accepted by the Government, necessitated that we adopt a probabilistic approach to planning. As a consequence, we consider that the proposed works are no longer required to address an identified need in the timeframe referred to in the original consultation. Therefore, we have decided to withdraw the recommendation to complete the diesel generation solution for the Charleville region on the basis that it would not be prudent and efficient to proceed with the works.30 Sep 2015
Charlton Area (PDF, 1.2 MB)Final Project Assessment ReportErgon Energy is responsible for electricity supply to the Charlton, Wellcamp, Kingsthorpe and Westbrook areas, west of Toowoomba. We have identified emerging limitations in the electricity distribution network supplying the area, as the load on the Torrington 110/33/11kV substation has been steadily increasing due to increasing numbers of residential, commercial and industrial customers. The region is poised for further significant growth. Should additional works not be completed in this region, it is likely that significant voltage and capacity constraints could present when additional customers begin to connect. We have determined that there will not be a non-network option that is a potential credible option, or that forms a significant part of a potential credible option. As per the “Screening for non-network options report”, we determined that the most appropriate technical and economic network solution to the network constraint was the establishment of a 33/11kV, 10MVA Skid Substation on the corner of Meehan and Wirth Roads, Charlton.30 Sep 201530 Oct 2015
Emerald (PDF, 2.3 MB)Final ReportErgon Energy published a Draft Project Assessment report on 31 May 2016, where Ergon Energy provided a technical and economic analysis of the above three solution options. Written submissions to the Draft Project Assessment Report were invited. No submissions were received by the closing date of 29 July 2016. This is now a Final Project Assessment Report, where Ergon Energy presents the technical and economic analysis of the above three solutions options, and identifies the preferred solution. Ergon Energy’s preferred solution is Option A – to install additional reactive compensation at Emerald and to upgrade the Blackwater line. For reasons described in this report, the preferred solution, including its timing, may change depending on progression of the abovementioned major customer connections. Ergon Energy will at all times follow due diligent processes to ascertain the most cost effective supplier.05 Dec 2016
Gracemere Area (PDF, 1.7 MB)Final ReportErgon Energy has identified increasing risks to reliable supply in the electricity distribution network supplying the Gracemere area. A Regulatory Test was completed (though the requirement for consultation changed during the process). The loads on Ergon Energy’s Malchi 66/11kV Zone Substation and subsequent 11kV network have progressively increased such that the Regulatory Test is satisfied via the Market Benefits limb for construction of a compact substation at the Gracemere site (a New Small New Network Asset), with completion by November 2018.05 May 2016
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