15 March 2017
The key to ensuring secure, affordable and sustainable energy supplies for Australia, so dramatically highlighted this week by the South Australia Government, is not just about embracing new technology but also taking a national approach to energy policy.
As highlighted in ATSE’s recent submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, there is a diverse mix of proven and emerging technologies available which, together with energy policy and market reforms, will solve Australia’s energy challenges.
Australia needs 21st century policy, regulations and operation to match the 21st century energy generation technologies already deployed widely in Australia says Dr Bruce Godfrey FTSE, Chair of the ATSE’s Energy Forum.”
“While South Australia’s choice of battery technology reflects part of this technology innovation, Australia needs to consider the full range of solutions available now and in future,” Dr Godfrey says.
“It is important that governments commit to national energy policy and markets and not revert to the 1980s where each state did its own thing.”
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