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NSW Transmission Infrastructure Strategy

NSW is undergoing an energy sector transformation not seen for several decades, which will transform how we generate and use energy. The NSW Transmission Infrastructure Strategy is the NSW Government’s plan to unlock private sector investment in priority energy infrastructure projects, which can deliver least-cost energy to customers to 2040 and beyond. The Strategy forms part of the government’s broader plan to make energy more affordable, secure investment in new power stations and network infrastructure and ensure new technologies deliver benefits for consumers.

Building on existing programs to reduce household and business energy bills and secure energy supplies, the Strategy aims to:

  1. Boost our interconnection with Victoria, South Australia and Queensland, and unlock more power from the Snowy Hydro Scheme.

  2. Increase NSW’s energy capacity by prioritising Energy Zones in the Central-West, South West and New England regions of NSW, which will become a driving force to deliver affordable energy into the future.

  3. Work with other states and regulators to streamline regulation and improve conditions for investment.

By increasing our transmission capacity and access to low-cost generation, we will support an orderly transition of the energy sector over the next two decades.

To learn more about the NSW Transmission Infrastructure Strategy, please download our Strategy Overview