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February 5, 2023

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Letters – 1 February 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

A combination of solar power, milder weather and higher energy prices are the reasons being given by Transgrid, the state’s energy transmission authority, for mothballing a planned transmission line from Dumaresq to Lismore.

Transgrid says work on the line, which was intended to commence in 2013, will not now happened until 2016 and possibly not at all.

A spokesperson says there has been a ‘significant drop in peak demand’.

One of Transgrid’s other lines has also come into question, with the Greens calling on the state government to abandon plans for a line in the Manning Valley.


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