ESG Case Study: Capital Allocation

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Brookfield Infrastructure’s AusNet Allocates Maintenance Capital Expenditure Towards Efficient Emissions

Brookfield Infrastructure’s regulated utility business, AusNet, is allocating capital to perform a critical upgrade of the Victoria transmission network by building approximately 200 km of new transmission lines under the “Western Renewables Link” project. This project supports Brookfield and Australia’s stated goals of lowering emissions intensity.

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This maintenance capex project will contribute to the successful transition from coal-generated to wind and solar-generated renewable energy. Once complete, the additional capacity from the transmission lines will enable the growth of up to 900 MW of new renewable generation assets in northwest Victoria, providing economic benefits to communities along the route.

AusNet works with surrounding local communities, traditional owners, and regional leaders to reduce project impacts, understand priority needs, and establish mutually beneficial relationships.