This audit would assess the effectiveness of the early implementation of the Rewiring the Nation program.

The Australian Government allocated $20 billion to establish the Rewiring the Nation program in the October 2022–23 Budget. The Rewiring the Nation office in the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is responsible for managing the program, the Australian Energy Market Operator will act as a technical advisor, and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation will act as the financing arm.

As at December 2022, the program has supported several transmission projects including VNI West (KerangLink) between Victoria and NSW; the Marinus Link between Tasmania and Victoria; Sydney Ring – Hunter Transmission Project; Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zones; and HumeLink.

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