A powerful argument for another interconnector

The State Government says the re-energising of the Heywood electricity interconnector between South Australia and Victoria highlights the vital need for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. The Heywood Interconnector, which was knocked out during storms on February 1 when towers in Victoria fell, had half its capacity restored on Monday and is expected […]

Cheaper electricity prices coming

Two separate reports by electricity regulators show electricity prices in South Australia are going to fall further for households and businesses this year. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has determined that the default market offer for electricity, which replaced “standing offers” as the backstop for those who are not on market contracts, will be cut […]

Stuart electorate – drought | SPEECH

The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:37): I follow the member for Mawson and before him the Minister for Education, both talking about the recent bushfire events, and I acknowledge them. The electorate of Stuart unfortunately experiences more bushfires than any other electorate in this state, but fortunately we have not […]

Storm damages electricity interconnector

Storm damage to transmission lines near the Heywood interconnector on the Victorian side of the border will leave South Australia disconnected from the eastern states for up to a fortnight and highlights the critical importance of the proposed SA-NSW interconnector. At approximately 2:30pm on Friday the 31st of January, transmission towers in Victoria owned by AusNet Services were […]