Powering forward


The Australian Government plan to introduce a National Energy Guarantee to deliver an affordable and reliable energy system.

A fair deal on energy


The Australian Government is:

  • delivering an affordable and reliable energy system
  • putting energy consumers first
  • taking real and practical action to reduce emissions and meet our international commitments


Towards a new energy future


Describes the energy-related measured announced in the 2017-18 Portfolio Budget Statements. These measures address how Australians can access reliable and affordable energy as we transition to a low emissions future.

Reliable clean power through pumped hydro


Describes the Government’s investment in providing additional energy storage infrastructure so that wind and solar can be better integrated into the energy market and conventional power can be used more efficiently.

Feasibility of a second Tasmanian interconnector


In April 2016, the Australian Government and the Tasmanian Government established this study of the feasibility of a second electricity interconnector (2IC) between Tasmania and Victoria. The study was initiated in response to energy supply challenges in Tasmania during 2015–16 caused by an extended outage of Basslink combined with low hydro water storage levels resulting from low rainfall.

Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market - submissions


The submissions to the Independent Review into the Future of the National Electricity Market published are presented by the Department of the Environment and Energy and the Independent Panel for the purpose of sharing information about the Review. Submissions are now closed.