Terms of Reference

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy will inquire into the current circumstances, and the future need and potential for dispatchable energy generation and storage capability in Australia, with reference to:

a.  current and future needs;
b.  issues related to system integration, connection, and grid transmission requirements;
c.  existing, new and emerging technologies;
d.  comparative efficiency, cost, timeliness of development and delivery, and other features of various technologies;
e.  applications to various scales and forms of end-use such as households, industry, and transport;
f.  Australia's research and innovation development framework and policies;
g.  opportunities for Australia to grow and export dispatchable zero-emission power;  and
h.  other relevant matters, including reference to international examples.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4580
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