Something fishy with transmission planning

It appears AEMO, free of conflicts of interest, does a better job planning the Victorian transmission system than transmission companies in other states, which gain from overbuilding. Why are we throwing out the Victorian model?

The Australian Energy Market Commission recommended several weeks ago that each state transmission company should be free to ignore the Australian Energy Market Operator’s own planning assessment on what transmission lines do and, importantly, don’t need upgrading. At present this is the status quo across all states except Victoria.


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