16th Energy Council Ministerial Meeting

Publication date: Friday, 20th April 2018.

Ministers met to discuss their top priority – ensuring the security, reliability, affordability and sustainability of the electricity market whilst working towards a lower emissions future.

The new South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan, was welcomed by the Council. The Council also acknowledged the significant contribution of the previous South Australian Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis.

Ministers acknowledged the significant and enduring contribution of Mr Terry Effeney, who sadly passed away in March 2018. Mr Effeney held many leadership positions in the electricity industry in Queensland and was highly regarded by the energy industry in Australia. Mr Effeney was also a panel member of the Finkel Review and was remembered for his willingness to share his time and expertise, his warmth and his strength of character.

National Energy Guarantee

The Energy Council agreed the Energy Security Board's progress development of the detailed design of the Guarantee for determination by the Council at its August 2018 meeting.

Further outcomes of the meeting can be found in the Communique below.


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