COAG acts for stronger, cleaner energy system

A COAG Energy Council decision to expedite the assessment of a new interconnector between New South Wales and South Australia can help Australia’s energy system to be stronger, cleaner, sooner.

Energy Networks Association (ENA) Chief Executive Officer John Bradley welcomed the decision by Ministers to assess the interconnector without delay.

“Australia’s energy system is changing faster than the regulatory framework can keep up – so we welcome Ministerial support for an early but rigorous assessment of the interconnector,“ Mr Bradley said.

“Early analysis indicates the interconnector could provide substantial benefits to electricity customers – given high prices in South Australia and surplus capacity in New South Wales.”