icon-electricity Variation to clause 2.4.1 of the Electricity Transmission Code

  • Project Released: 14 Aug 2015
  • Project Closes: 29 Oct 2015
  • Contact: Stephen Pearce

Overview

The Commission seeks to amend the Electricity Transmission Code to remove the requirement for the Baroota transmission exit point to be upgraded from December 2017. 

The amendment is based on revised economic analysis (using the best available recent data) which shows that the consumer benefits of the upgrade estimated in 2010/11 are no longer likely to eventuate. As a result, the Commission considers that the upgrade is no longer justified and proposes to remove the upgrade obligation from the code to ensure that consumers do not face unnecessary costs.

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

The Commission has released its Final Decision on the variation to clause 2.4.1 of the Electricity Transmission Code. The variation removes the requirement for ElectraNet to upgrade the Baroota connection point, and will apply on and from 29 October 2015. The Commission's reasons for decision are set out in the Final Decision paper.