Central-West Orana REZ Access Scheme Consultation
Access Schemes are a key part of the NSW Government’s work to coordinate and encourage investment in Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) and realise the objectives of the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap and enabling legislation. The Central-West Orana REZ Access Scheme will be the first of its kind in the National Electricity Market.
The Department is committed to delivering the best outcomes for all stakeholders and recently completed public consultation on an issues paper to seek public submissions on the access scheme for the first Central West-Orana REZ.
Public submissions to the issues paper will help the NSW Government understand stakeholder preferences, concerns and improvements to three proposed access scheme models and their characteristics. This will inform development and draft declaration of a preferred access scheme for the Central-West Orana REZ as required by the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Act 2020.
Submissions on the Central-West Orana REZ Access Scheme Issues Paper have now closed.
As part of the consultation process, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment hosted a public webinar on Thursday 15 April 2021 for stakeholders to ask questions and raise any issues or concerns regarding the Central-West Orana REZ Access Scheme Issues Paper.
The webinar was attended by around 300 participants and included a question and answer session.