Customers in Control of Australia’s Energy Future

Australia’s energy system will see a historic transfer of power from energy utilities to customers, according to the Interim Report of the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap project.

In an Australian first, the CSIRO and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) are partnering to develop a ten year transition plan for the electricity sector which is focused on customers and developed with stakeholders.

“The big shift in our energy future is the transfer of decision-making and control from a handful of energy utilities to millions of Australian customers,” ENA CEO John Bradley said.

“CSIRO’s latest analysis shows more than $224 billion – or more than a quarter – of all electricity system expenditure to 2050 is likely to be made by consumers.