The 2019 update of the Network Opportunity Maps for distribution businesses has been released by Energy Networks Australia, in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney.
The maps, based on December 2018 Distribution Annual Planning Reports, are interactive investment and constraint maps, which identify the most valuable locations to invest in renewable energy and demand management.
This release is part of the continued push by network businesses to improve network efficiency and lower network prices. It also highlights opportunities for the integration of clean energy in the grid and works towards common digital markets for cost-effective alternatives to building capital-intensive infrastructure, in alignment with the Network Transformation Roadmap.
Examples of the investments and deferral value opportunities around the country can be viewed at the following links:
Constraint map updates are released twice a year. This release includes refreshed datasets for distribution network businesses in the National Electricity Market covering the period 2019 – 2028.
The next data update will be in the second half of 2019 for transmission businesses and the first half of 2020 for distribution businesses.
The New Generator Connection Capacity Maps are updated by each participating business on an ad hoc basis as required.