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Regulatory Investment Test for Distribution projects

Establishing and upgrading powerlines, substations and other network infrastructure is vital to ensuring we provide a reliable electricity supply to our customers. Before committing to this type of work, registered participants and interested parties are invited to offer alternative solutions that satisfy the Regulatory Investment Test for Distribution (RIT-D).

Further information about how we're managing the network can be found in our Distribution Annual Planning Report.

Our requirements under the National Electricity Rules

Under the National Electricity Rules, if we're proposing to establish a new, large distribution asset to address a constraint, then we're required to:

  • consult with Registered Participants, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Interested Parties on the anticipated limitation and options to address the constraint, within the time frame required for corrective action
  • carry out a detailed economic cost effectiveness analysis of options to identify solutions that satisfy the Regulatory Test
  • prepare a report for affected Registered Participants, the AEMO and Interested Parties which includes an assessment of all identified options, details of the preferred solution and the recommended action to be taken.

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Current consultations

Report Description Date issued Submission closes
Bundaberg Final Project Assessment Report (PDF 2.6 MB)

An assessment has been conducted to address the network limitation and connection of a major customer in the Bundaberg region. We are now publishing the Final Project Assessment Report outlining the option that will be taken.

30 Oct 2023 N/A
Bundaberg Draft Project Assessment Report (PDF 2.1 MB)

An assessment has been conducted to address the network limitation and connection of a major customer in the Bundaberg region and identified options are now available in this report for comment and updated submissions by external parties.

After the submission closure date we’ll issue a Final Project Assessment Report outlining the final solution.

11 Sep 2023 25 Oct 2023
Bundaberg Notice of No Non-Network Options (PDF 2.4 MB)

An internal assessment has been conducted and it has been determined that no non-network solution can be identified. A Draft Project Assessment Report will be issued on 11 September 2023 outlining the option that we will take to address the limitation.

08 Sep 2023 N/A

Report Description Date issued Submission closes
Gulf Network Voltage Management Request for Proposal (PDF 3.2 MB)

This is an invitation to submit either a network option to replace / refurbish the end-of-life Static Var Compensators (SVCs) at Georgetown and Normanton substations, or a non-network Volt-var Control Network Support Service solution to replace the functionality of the end-of-life SVCs at Georgetown and Normanton substations.

NOTE: Submission closing date has been extended.

27 Jul 2023 08 Dec 2023

Report Description Date issued Submission closes
Mount Sibley Notice of Screening for Options (PDF 1.4 MB)

An internal assessment has been conducted and it has been determined that no non-network solution can be identified. A Draft Project Assessment Report will be issued soon outlining the option that we will take.

21 Feb 2024 N/A

Report Description Date issued Submission closes
Pampas Final Project Assessment Report (PDF 1.4 MB)

We are publishing our Final Project Assessment Report outlining the option that we will take for the Pampas region.

14 Nov 2023 N/A
Pampas Notice of Screening for Options (PDF 1.2 MB)

An internal assessment has been conducted and it has been determined that no non-network solution can be identified. A Final Project Assessment Report will be issued soon outlining the option that we will take.

02 Nov 2023 N/A

Report Description Date issued Submission closes
Sarina Final Project Assessment Report (PDF 1.8 MB)

We are publishing our Final Project Assessment Report outlining the option that we will take for limitations identified in the Sarina network area.

19 Dec 2023 N/A
Sarina Notice of Screening for Options (PDF 1.4 MB)

An internal assessment has been conducted and it has been determined that no non-network solution can be identified. After publication of this Notice of Screening for Options document, the next step is to publish the Final Project Assessment Report outlining the preferred option.

15 Dec 2023 N/A

Report Description Date issued Submission closes
Request for Proposal - Feeder Limitations - Summer Peak 2023-24 (PDF 273.1 KB)

We are seeking demand response or non-network solutions to help us manage network constraints and/or limitations during the 2023/24 Network Support Period and beyond in various target areas.

17 Feb 2023 31 Oct 2023

Click on the map image below to open an interactive map of our feeder limitations areas.

Map view of our feeder limitations

Closed consultations

Read the list of consultations that have now concluded.