In certain cases, when technically and economically feasible, non-network solutions can reduce, defer or even replace the need for future transmission network investments. Non-network solutions may also form part of an overall network reconfiguration strategy when a network asset has reached end-of-life to assist in achieving the right balance between reliability and the cost of transmission services. Currently, the most common types of non-network solutions are:
Through its Non-Network Solution Feasibility Study process, Powerlink is seeking to expand its use of non-network solutions by advanced consultation with stakeholders who may have the potential to provide non-network services. Powerlink will also continue to request non-network solutions from market participants as part of the RIT-T process where applicable.
Powerlink has also established the Non-Network Engagement Stakeholder Register (NNESR) to convey non-network solution providers the details of potential non-network solution opportunities. Interested parties are encouraged to register their interest in writing to email@example.com to become a member of Powerlink’s NNESR.
Data in relation to possible non-network opportunities
available across Australia can be found at Network
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