The Tasmanian Economic Regulator is required by legislation to conduct periodic reviews into the reliability of electricity network services in Tasmania.
2016 Network Reliability Review
The 2016 Network Reliability Review commenced in late 2015 but its completion was deferred as a result of the Basslink outage which occurred in December 2015.
The Tasmanian Economic Regulator released the Final Report in relation to its 2016 Network Reliability Review on 27 October 2016. A media release also accompanied the report.
The Final Report provides a high-level review of the performance of the electricity supply industry in terms of the reliability of the integrated Tasmanian power system. It identifies and analyses the issues that are likely to influence the future reliability of the power system in the medium term.
The Final Report addresses a number of issues, including:
- the performance and robustness of the Tasmanian electricity network including Basslink;
- issues around the management of potential further large scale renewable generation in the State; and
- risks and opportunities for the network arising from emerging technologies such as embedded solar generation, battery storage and electric vehicles.
A Draft Report was released on 7 September 2016 for public consultation. No written submissions were received.
In November 2015, the Regulator released Terms of Reference for the Network Reliability Review and called for submissions.
Submissions were received from:
Local Government Association of Tasmania - 2015 Reliability ToR (255Kb)
Basslink - 2015 Reliability Review ToR (37Kb)
Past Reliability Reviews
Performance Reporting - Energy in Tasmania (EiT) - Prior to 2015
Prior to 2015, the Regulator's Reliability Review Report was incorporated into the EiT Report, which is available here.