After two decades, the national electricity market is on its way out, and that's alright
- Written by Bruce Mountain, Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University
It has been more than 20 years in the making, but there is now a new order in Australia’s grandest (and most problematic) example of cooperative federalism: the National Electricity Market.
Not completely national (it excludes Western Australia and the Northern Territory), it links most towns east of Port Lincoln and south of Port Douglas so that, in theory, electricity produced near any of them can be used anywhere else.
- ^ National Electricity Market (www.energy.gov.au)
- ^ Australian Energy Market Commission (www.aemc.gov.au)
- ^ Australia's states have been forced to go it alone on renewable energy, but it's a risky strategy (theconversation.com)
- ^ The national electricity market has served its purpose, time to move on (theconversation.com)
- ^ Pumped hydro isn't our energy future, it's our past (theconversation.com)
Authors: Bruce Mountain, Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University
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