The challenge of energy resilience in Australia
Speakers The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
ASPI and Engineers Australia are pleased to invite you to attend the launch of the Special Report ‘The challenge of energy resilience in Australia: Strategic options for continuity of supply’. The report will be launched by The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy.
The findings of Australian Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel’s recently released review of the Australian electricity market presents a blueprint for enhancing the market for domestic electricity. Many would agree the importance of the report however there’s more to energy resilience and security than the ‘market’ itself. Equally, energy resilience is much more than reliability.
The importance of wider contexts such as emerging threats to energy supply-chains and related infrastructure, competition for energy sources and market dominance, along with accidents and the impact of natural disasters is often discounted.
The reality of these factors combined with the findings from the recent review of the National Electricity Market form an important line of demarcation between the old and the new. The future side of that line needs to be viewed against a backdrop of technological and market disruption, along with ever-growing degrees of geopolitical uncertainty. We need a change of thinking, nationally, about how we plan for the inevitability of disruptions to energy supply.
This event is generously sponsored by Engineers Australia