HumeLink – delivering affordable, safe and reliable electricity.

HumeLink is a new 500kV transmission line which will carry electricity to customers from new generation sources, including the expanded Snowy Hydro scheme. It will connect Wagga Wagga, Bannaby and Maragle.

Why do we need HumeLink?

HumeLink will:

  • benefit energy customers and deliver $491 million in net benefits;
  • increase the amount of electricity that can be delivered to customers in NSW, the ACT and across the National Electricity Market;
  • reduce the need for new dispatchable generation investment to meet growing demands;
  • avoid capital costs that would otherwise be required associated with enabling greater integration of renewables in the National Electricity Market (NEM);
  • lower the aggregate generator fuel costs required to meet future demand in the NEM
  • provide significant ‘competition benefits’ by increasing the efficiency of bidding in the wholesale market;
  • help facilitate further reductions of carbon emissions to  support achieving Australia’s climate change targets;
  • create more than 1000 construction jobs; and
  • contribute to regional economic activity generating major benefits for local communities along the route.
The project has been identified as a priority by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Federal and NSW Governments.

We would like community members to join independent
Community Consultative Groups (CCGs) for HumeLink,
a new electricity transmission line TransGrid is planning for southern NSW.

There will be three CCGs of 12 members each representing:

  1. Yass and Upper Lachlan Shires
  2. Wagga Wagga and Cootamundra Gundagai Shires
  3. Snowy Valleys LGA

The groups will meet with TransGrid, landowners and community-focused stakeholders at least four times a year to provide feedback into the planning process and engagement approach.
Participation is voluntary.

To apply

Download relevant information at transgrid.com.au/humelink or contact the CCG secretariat from WSP at brendan.blakeley@wsp.com or 0412 686 026

Closing date

Applications close 24 September 2021

More project information

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transgrid.com.au/humelink 1800 317 367 humelink@transgrid.com.au