24 August 2017
The challenge of energy resilience in Australia: Strategic options for continuity of supply
By Paul Barnes and Neil Greet
The intent of this report is to examine approaches to ensuring Australia’s energy sources are resilient.
It discusses Australia’s energy continuity needs from a complex system-of-systems perspective and details several systemic vulnerabilities that contribute to potential gaps in the resilience of our energy supply.
The report provides options for addressing the surety of energy supply, reforming energy supply through the electricity grid, addressing evolving transport energy demand, and future-proofing our communities.
Steps to fulfilling these strategic options are examined in several recommendations addressing whole-of-government and whole-of-nation gaps in energy policy.