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Third public hearing for dispatchable energy inquiry

Issue date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021

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Professor of Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU), Andrew Blakers, will appear at Wednesday’s third public hearing for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy’s inquiry into the current circumstances, and the future need and potential for dispatchable energy generation and storage capability in Australia.

Committee Chair Mr Ted O’Brien MP said that ‘this public hearing is an opportunity for the Committee to hear more about the requirements to balance an electricity market comprising more and more renewables, including through long-distance transmission, demand management, legacy generation sources and storage options.’

‘Professor Blakers has significant expertise in energy matters. We are looking forward to discussing his research and his views on the future prospects and prerequisites for dispatchable energy in Australia’, Mr O’Brien said.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Time: 10.15 am to 11.00 am
Location: via videoconference

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, committee proceedings held in Parliament House are not currently open to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live at

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