Monday, 7 December 2009

Llewellyn signals second Basslink power cable

Hobart Mercury
Wednesday 2/12/2009 Page: 19

A SECOND Basslink power cable could be built "in the medium term", says Energy Minister David Llewellyn. He said the potential for Tasmania to become a leader in renewable energy production necessitated consideration of a second cable to export power interstate. Hydro told a Government Business Enterprise hearing yesterday that it was in discussions with a wave power company on King Island and was watching international developments with offshore wind and tidal power technologies. "With the potential for more energy generation a second electricity link may be needed and it is clearly on the medium term agenda," Mr Llewellyn said.