Community Engagement Review

Organisation: Lighter Footprints

Author: Michael Nolan, David Strang

Release Date: 01/10/2023


Oct 23 – Submission to the ‘Community Engagement Review’ regarding renewable energy infrastructure and planning, developing and operating energy infrastructure to benefit communities, landowners and First Nations peoples

Key messages

De-carbonisation of the electricity grid can ill-afford delays.
Timing for new Transmission is currently not properly weighted in the AEMO Multi-criteria Assessments (MAC’s). Consider alternatives when contemplating transmission upgrades. First, Virtual Power Plants (VPP’s), and secondly, the increased penetration of normal rooftop solar (not aggregated under a VPP)..