Murraylink Interconnector

Electricity Interconnectors

APA manages the Murraylink and Directlink regulated electricity interconnectors on behalf of Energy Infrastructure Investments (EII), in which it also holds a 19.9% interest (with Marubeni Corporation holding a 49.9% stake and Osaka Gas, 30.2%).

Murraylink and Directlink provide transmission services to the National Electricity Market as prescribed by the National Electricity Rules.

This is the primary website for Murraylink and Directlink Interconnectors.

Various forms of regulation apply to regulated electricity infrastructure assets. This regulation often requires some information to be posted on the asset’s website. These items are posted below under the heading "Required documentation".

Murraylink

Murraylink delivers electricity between the South Australian and Victorian regions of the National Electricity Market (NEM). Murraylink consists of a single high voltage direct current transmission line, approximately 176 kilometres long, with converter stations at Red Cliffs, Victoria and Berri, South Australia. Murraylink has capacity to deliver 220 megawatts of power into the AC network in either state.

Description

Murraylink is a single DC link 220 megawatt of capacity which extends 176 kilometres from Red Cliffs in Victoria to Berri in South Australia.

Regulator

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Regulatory status

Regulated under the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules.

Next regulatory review

2018

Required documentation

Cost Allocation Manual

Final Revenue Decision

Further information is available on the AER website, www.aer.gov.au.

Directlink

Directlink delivers electricity between the New South Wales and Queensland NEM regions. Directlink consists of 3 parallel high voltage direct current transmission lines, each approximately 63 kilometres long, with converter stations at Bungalora and Mullumbimby. While geographically located in NSW, Directlink effectively delivers electricity between  New South Wales and Queensland due to its position in the transmission network. Directlink has capacity to deliver 180 megawatts into the AC network in either state.

Description

Directlink is a triple DC link of 180 megawatt capacity which extends 63 kilometres from Bungalora to Mullumbimby in New South Wales.

Regulator

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Regulatory status

Regulated under the National Electricity Law and National Electricity Rules.

Next regulatory review

2020

Required documentation

Cost Allocation Manual

Final Revenue Decision

Directlink Safety Management Performance Report 2015

Further information is available on the AER website, www.aer.gov.au.