TransGrid powers 1.6 million homes with renewable energy

TransGrid has marked a milestone with more than 4000MW of renewable energy connections deliver and underway.

The current and near-term connections delivered by the NSW transmission operator is powering the equivalent of 1.6 million households with carbon-free renewable energy.

The NSW energy system contains 1700MW of operational large-scale renewable generation with a further 2500MW contracted to be delivered over the next 18 months, including 380MW in Victoria

TransGrid continues to see significant connection enquiries in renewable energy generation, large scale pumped hydro and battery energy storage systems.

TransGrid’s Executive Manager Business Growth, Richard Lowe, said the number of committed projects and pipeline of future projects demonstrates the pace of the change in electricity generation taking place in the energy system.

“TransGrid’s completed renewable connections to the National Electricity Market combined with work underway totals more than 4200MW of capacity, generating the equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 1.6 million Australian households.”

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