Queensland is naturally rich in renewable energy resources. Powerlink Queensland is currently processing an unprecedented number of enquiries and applications for connection of non-synchronous generation to the Queensland transmission network.

The purpose of network limitation advices is to provide more granular information to support the Powerlink Generator Capacity Guide. This information is relevant to proponents looking to connect generation in Queensland.

Generation opportunities presented are not cumulative. If a new generator commits, it will impact the supportable generation at multiple locations within, and potentially outside the nominated zone.

System capacity availability changes as generators commit to their connections. As such this information is a snapshot of the current arrangements to guide proponents and should not be relied upon for project analysis. In some locations, capacity may be increased should proponents wish to fund system strength remediation measures. 

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Network limitation advice for Far North Queensland

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 50MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Far North area. 

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Far North Queensland Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development, end of life replacement needs and potential asset retirements in the Far North zone transmission network.

Powerlink has connected renewable generation in the Far North Zone. There is interest in further renewable energy resource development in the Far North zone.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Ross

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 50MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Ross area. 

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Ross Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development, end of life replacement needs and potential asset retirements in the Ross zone transmission network.

Powerlink has connected multiple renewable generators in the Ross zone.  There is further interest in renewable energy resource development in the Ross zone, with a number of connection applications current.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for North Queensland

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 100MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the North Queensland area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.
 

Network Limitation Advice Map - North Queensland Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development and end of life replacement needs in the North zone transmission network.

Powerlink has connected renewable generation in the North zone.  There is interest in further development in the North zone with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Central West

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 100MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Central West area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Central West and Gladstone Zones

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development, end of life replacement needs and potential asset retirements in the Central West and Gladstone zones transmission network.

Powerlink is observing interest in renewable energy resource development in the Central West area, with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Gladstone

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 300MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Gladstone area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Central West and Gladstone Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development, end of life replacement needs and potential asset retirements in the Central West and Gladstone zones transmission network.

Powerlink is observing interest in renewable energy resource development in the Central West area, with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Wide Bay

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 300MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Wide Bay area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Wide Bay Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for possible future network development and end of life replacement needs in the Wide Bay zone transmission network.

Powerlink is observing interest in renewable energy resource development in the Wide Bay zone with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Surat

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 200MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Surat area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Surat Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for possible future development in the Surat transmission network.

Powerlink is observing interest in renewable energy resource development in the Surat zone, with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Bulli

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 700MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Bulli area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Bulli Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for possible future network development and end of life replacement needs in the Bulli zone transmission network.

Powerlink has connected renewable generation in the Bulli zone.  There is interest in further development with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for South West

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of 400MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the South West area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - South West Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development, end of life replacement needs and potential asset retirements in the South West zone transmission network.

Powerlink has connected renewable generation in the South West zone. There is interest in further development with a number of connection applications.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.

Network limitation advice for Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast

Powerlink’s Generation Capacity Guide dated December 2018 indicated opportunity of up to 250MW non-synchronous supportable generation in the Greater Brisbane area.

Note: Generation opportunities are not cumulative. Any commitment will change remaining capacity.

Capacity at sites within a region may vary from that indicated in the Generation Capacity Guide depending on the nature and location of the proposed connection.

Network Limitation Advice Map - Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast Zone

Proponents are encouraged to consult Powerlink’s Transmission Annual Planning Report for information about possible future network development, end of life replacement needs and potential asset retirements in the Greater Brisbane zone transmission network.

Powerlink has not connected renewable generation in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas, and has not observed interest in development of transmission connected renewable energy resources in this area.

Proponents are encouraged to seek advice on whether dispatched generation could be constrained due to competitive market dispatch conditions. The indicative capacities provided here do not take account of potential market constraints. 

Proponents need to understand the assumptions behind the information presented in this advice. Please take the time to read the below important information and contact our Business Development team with any queries.