Network planning

Distribution annual planning report

Jemena Electricity Network is the licensed electricity distributor for the north-west of Melbourne's greater metropolitan area and is responsible for planning for augmentation of the distribution system within its distribution area.

The Distribution Annual Planning Report 2016 report details how the Jemena Electricity Network plans to meet predicted demand for the electricity supply supplied through its sub transmission lines, zone substations and high voltage lines.

The purpose of this document is to provide information about Jemena Electricity Network's assessment of its distribution system's capacity to meet demand over the next five years, and possible plans for augmentation and replacement of the distribution network.

The 2016 Network Limitations Map (Google Earth KMZ file) supports the 2016 Distribution Annual Planning Report. It provides a geographical visualisation of Jemena’s emerging network constraints and summarises planned network augmentation activities.

Transmission connection planning report

Clause 3.4 of the Victorian Electricity Code requires all five Victorian electricity distribution businesses to submit to the Essential Services Commission a joint annual report called the Transmission Connection Planning Report 2016 detailing how together all distributors plan to meet predicted demand for electricity supplied into their distribution networks from transmission connections over the following ten calendar years.

The demand forecasts used in the preparation of the Transmission Connection Planning Report are referred to as the Victorian Terminal Station Demand Forecasts (TSDF). The TSDF sets out Victorian transmission connection point demand forecasts as provided by Victorian participants, being the Victorian electricity distribution businesses and directly connected customers.

Regulatory Investment Tests for Distribution (RIT-Ds)

As required under Clause 5.17 of the National Electricity Rules, for projects subject to the Regulatory Investment Test for Distribution (RIT-D), Jemena undertakes RIT-Ds to identify the credible option that maximises the present value of the net economic benefit to all those who produce, consume and transport electricity in the National Electricity Market.

For more information about RIT-Ds currently being undertaken by Jemena:.