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Underground or overhead? Debate continues

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By Caitlin Bewley and Lachlan Ellis

The overhead high voltage transmission line saga continues with two community consultation meetings being held last December, discussing the possibility of going underground.
An online meeting (Dec 3) was held with Moorabool Shire Council and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) to discuss rules and restrictions related to agricultural practices near transmission lines.
The following week (Dec 9) a fourth community session was held with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to discuss the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T).
The possibility of underground easements was discussed in both meetings, but ESV and the AEMO described the option as costly and tricky.

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https://issuu.com/themooraboolnews/docs/mn_2021-01-12

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