Western metropolitan Melbourne transmission connection and sub-transmission capacity

Both the consultation paper and regulatory test report have been jointly prepared by the Australian Energy Market Operator, Jemena Electricity Networks and Powercor Australia in accordance with the requirements of clause 5.6.2 of the National Electricity Rules.

Joint consultation paper

The purpose the consultation paper is to provide a basis for consultation on the credible options to address emerging network constraints in the western Melbourne metropolitan area.

The paper identifies the establishment of Deer Park Terminal Station by November 2016 as the option that the NSPs currently consider maximises the present value of net economic benefit to all those who produce, consume and transport electricity in the market.

Interested parties are invited to make submissions on this report by 26 March 2012.

Joint regulatory test report

The purpose of the regulatory test report is to provide the recommended action to address emerging network constraints in the western Melbourne metropolitan area.

The report recommends the establishment of Deer Park Terminal Station by November 2016, because that option maximises the present value of net economic benefit to all those who produce, consume and transport electricity in the market.