Helping the NSW Government see the bigger power picture
The NSW Government’s Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap November 2020 (Roadmap) is a coordinated framework to deliver a sustainable and flexible electricity system for NSW.
This coordinated approach to transmission, generation, storage and firming will deliver approximately 12 gigawatts of new generation capacity and attract up to $32 billion in private investment in regional energy infrastructure investment by 2030. This pipeline of electricity infrastructure will support over 6,300 construction and 2,800 ongoing jobs in NSW.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) wished to understand the potential delivery issues and identify interventions to maximise local participation in the investment pipeline while maintaining an efficient cost to consumers. To support this, they commissioned an analysis of the developer and contractor supply markets and supply chains that would participate in the Roadmap.
MBB was engaged to assist the DPIE and NSW’s statutory energy authority, EnergyCo, in this analysis. A key consideration for the DPIE and Energy Co was MBB’s significant experience advising on major infrastructure projects, our knowledge of stakeholder requirements and a deep understanding of issues surrounding the development of projects such as this.
Our team developed a forecasting model for the investment pipeline, undertook market engagement with market participants, analysed market capacity including the use of local resources, and conducted research to develop case studies of local industry participation strategies across similar jurisdictions and industries.
NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE)
Supply Chain Analysis and Stakeholder Engagement
March 2021 – July 2021