About this inquiry

The committee is to inquire into the role of storage technologies to provide Australia’s electricity networks with the resilience to withstand the increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events driven by global warming.



Past Public Hearings

07 Mar 2017: Melbourne, VIC
20 Feb 2017: Adelaide, SA
10 Feb 2017: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

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Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World

On 12 October 2016, the Senate agreed to the establishment of a new select committee, to be known as the Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World.

The committee is to inquire into the role of storage technologies and localised, distributed generation to provide Australia’s electricity networks with the resilience to withstand the increasing severity and frequency of extreme weather events driven by global warming; recommend measures that should be taken by federal, state and local governments to hasten the rollout of such technologies; and any other relevant matters.

The closing date for submissions is 27 January 2017.

On 24 January 2017 the committee extended the closing date for submissions to 3 February 2017

The committee is due to report to the Senate on or before 24 March 2017.

On 22 March 2017 the Senate granted an extension to the committee to report by 7 April 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3544
Fax: +61 2 6277 5719
electricity.infrastructure.sen@aph.gov.au