Michael Bails - ElectraNet - Land access negotiations for infrastructure


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Michael Bails delivered the presentation at the 2014 Land Access Forum.

The 5th annual Land Access Forum brought together Government departments, coal, CSG, UCG mining and exploration companies, mining and petroleum industry associations, landholders, law firms and consultants to discuss the new and emerging regulatory reforms, practicalities, challenges, and future directions of land access.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/landaccess14

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Michael Bails - ElectraNet - Land access negotiations for infrastructure

  1. 1. ‘South Australia’s electricity transmission specialist’ Land access negotiations for infrastructure Observations from the High Voltage Transmission industry
  2. 2. About ElectraNet > Principal Transmission Network Service Provider (TNSP) for South Australia > Owns and manages the SA regulated high-voltage electricity transmission network, and operates in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) > Specialist in transmission of electricity over long distances and to remote areas > Asset value ~$2.5bn > Turnover >$350m pa > Employs ~ 280 > >5,600 route kilometres of transmission line > 28 route kilometres of underground cable > 89 high-voltage substations > Centralised monitoring, controlling and switching facility 2
  3. 3. Role of Electricity Transmission ElectraNet’s transmission network is the ‘backbone’ of South Australia’s power system: > Connecting power stations to major load centres > Connecting regions of the National Electricity Market via state interconnectors > Facilitating competition in the energy market > Reducing the amount of spare generation capacity that must be provided to ensure reliable supply > Transmission costs account for less than 10% of the end user electricity bill 3
  4. 4. ElectraNet’s Owners 4 State Grid International Development Asia and Australia 46.56% > State Grid International Development Asia and Australia is a subsidiary company of State Grid International Development Ltd which also has power utility investments in the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil. > State Grid Corporation of China, the ultimate parent company, operates the power network covering 88% of China and is the largest utility company in the world. YTL Power Investments 33.50% > YTL Power Investments is an investment company of YTL Power International Berhad, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and listed on Bursa Malaysia. > International multi-utility provider and long-term investor in utility infrastructure and regulated assets. Hastings Funds Management Ltd 19.94% > Hastings Funds Management Ltd as responsible entity of the Hastings Utility Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westpac Banking Group. > Specialist manager of infrastructure, private equity and high yield investments.
  5. 5. Transmission Lines > Transmission lines in South Australia operate at voltages of 275,000, 132,000 and 66,000 Volts (275 kV, 132 kV and 66 kV) > Transmission lines are the electricity network equivalent of highways and freeways, which are supported by steel lattice towers and large steel and concrete poles > Transmission lines are supported by steel lattice towers and masts, and large steel and concrete poles > Distribution lines (poles and wires) owned and operated by ElectraNet’s direct-connect customer SA Power Networks, are the network equivalent of arterial roads and local streets, bringing power directly to the meter boxes of consumers > Stobie poles are used extensively as support structures for ElectraNet’s 132 kV network, and the double Stobie pole (pie structure) has been used for some 275 kV transmission lines > Stobie poles have an unique design using steel channel and concrete; they are free standing eliminating the need for guying for termination and deviation locations; are designed for high strength with a small footprint; are cost effective – and have a long-life, allowing the pole and footing to be re-used with minimal maintenance 5
  6. 6. ElectraNet’s Transmission Network… 6 > Facilitates lower electricity prices by promoting competition between generators in South Australia and interstate > Is a critical part of the supply chain that delivers reliable electricity transmission supply to direct-connect customers, SA Power Networks and to the National Electricity Market
  7. 7. Transmission Connections Generator/ Load Connected Hallet Power Station 2001 Amcor Bottling Plant 2002 Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm 2005 Lake Bonney Stage 1 2005 Mount Millar Wind Farm 2005 Wattle Point Wind Farm 2005 Middleback 2006 Brown Hill Range Wind Farm (Hallett 1) 2007 Snowtown Wind Farm 2007 Hallett Hill Wind Farm (Hallett 2) 2008 Lake Bonney Stage 2 2008 Clements Gap Wind Farm 2009 Quarantine Power Station Expansion Stage 5 2009 Lake Bonney Stage 3 2010 North Brown Hill Wind Farm (Hallett 4) 2010 Port Lincoln Turbine No 3 2010 Waterloo Wind Farm 2010 Kanmantoo Mine 2011 The Bluff Wind Farm (Hallett 5) 2011 Snowtown Wind Farm Stage 2 2013 7 ElectraNet has successfully negotiated twenty network connections since 2001: > 3x conventional generators > 3x loads > 14x wind farms
  8. 8. Wind Farm Projects Summary Waterloo (111MW) Clements Gap (57MW) Snowtown S1 (99MW) Starfish Hill (35MW) Wattle Point (91MW) Lake Bonney S1 (81MW) Lake Bonney S2 (159MW) Lake Bonney S3 (39MW) Canunda (46MW) Cathedral Rocks (66 MW) Mount Millar (70MW) Hallett S1 Brown Hill (95MW) Hallett S4 North Brown Hill (132MW) Hallett S2 Hallett Hill (71MW) Hallett S5 The Bluff (53MW) Willogoleche (70-110MW) Hallett S3 Mt Bryan (80-100MW) Robertstown (100MW) Stony Gap (123MW) Snowtown S2 (270MW) Allendale (70MW) Mount Hill (80MW) Barn Hill (124-186MW) Lincoln Gap (177MW) Carmody’s Hill (140MW) Robe (600MW) Registered/Operating Under Construction Future Pipeline Legend Woakwine (450-600MW) Keyneton (100MW) Kulpara (109MW) CERES (500-600MW) Hornsdale (270-315MW)
  9. 9. Lesson 1 - People 9
  10. 10. Lesson 2 – It’s Personal 10
  11. 11. Lesson 3 – Listen 11
  12. 12. Lesson 4 – The Right Team 12
  13. 13. Lesson 5 - prepare 13
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  18. 18. ‘South Australia’s electricity transmission specialist’ Questions Michael Bails