Energy security vital for Australian jobs and families

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) welcomes the commitment of the COAG Energy Council to an independent assessment of energy security in Australia.

ENA Chief Executive John Bradley said an independent and evidence based review may assist in reducing the political conflict that is itself undermining the stability and affordability of energy decarbonisation.

“If this independent review can be a political circuit-breaker and provide robust evidence, then it’s good news for Australian energy customers,” Mr Bradley said.

“However, we don’t need to wait for a review to know that new State and Federal initiatives should be assessed for their impact on the NEM, including an energy security assessment.