Published: 11 September 2019 11 September 2019
The Goyder South project is proposed to be built near Burra in the Mid North region of South Australia, which has become a major hub for renewable energy generation. It is also near the proposed 330-kV Project Energy Connect, a 900km above ground high voltage transmission line linking South Australia and New South Wales – Australia’s most populated state.
The interconnector is a partnership between ElectraNet and TransGrid and aims to provide national grid stability and lower electricity prices when completed in 2022. The Goyder South project is expected to be built in three stages with the first stage to include a third of the wind, solar and battery storage capacity and cost about A$1 billion. The second and third stages would be dependent on the construction of Project Energy Connect. South Australia currently only has interconnection with Victoria, which puts the state at the end of the national electricity grid and makes it vulnerable to supply shortages.