As part of the network planning process, Evoenergy identifies existing and emerging electricity network limitations. As part of the network development process Evoenergy must resolve identified limitations either though network or non-network solution. The information is updated as new data becomes available.
Targeted demand management solutions
Targeted programs focus on a reduction of demand in specific areas or pockets of the network where limitations were identified. Vast proportion of limitations identified by Evoenergy in the 2019 planning review relate to the distribution line (feeder) capacity constraints.
Evoenergy endeavours to identify limitations as early as possible to allow sufficient time for consideration of a full range of solutions. If the limitation emerges late in the process (e.g. as the result of a late connection application from a large customer) the time available for consideration of all options may be limited. Consideration of non-network and demand management solutions is a mandatory part of Evoenergy’s network planning process.
How to participate
There are no obligations on your part if you register. You can also provide a suggestion or request information or updates on any program.
Evoenergy investigates intended network limitations and periodically updates data (e.g. load information) relating to the limitations. As part of the investigations, depending on the screening assessment of options, Evoenergy may issue RFP to submit non-network solutions.
If you register for one or more targeted programs with Evoenergy, we will inform you of the relevant RFP, however you are not under any obligation to respond. The exact timing for RFP may depend on the specific project requirements and available information. As far as practicable, for the distribution network limitations, we will endeavour to issue RFP no later than 21 months before the limitation must be addressed and allow 3 to 6 months for selection of preferred solutions. For transmission system limitations we will generally endeavour to publish RFP no later than 36 months before the network limitation must be addressed.
Our RFP will explain the network limitation, the timeline for resolution and possible solutions. The RFP will indicate what investment, capital contribution or incentive we are prepared to provide to external praties to resolve the issue.
Distribution and transition above $6 million are subject to mandatory Regulatory Investments Test1 (RIT) process.
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1 Projects above $6 million are subject to Regulatory Investment Tests.