About this inquiry

The Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy is inquiring into the 2015-16 annual report of the Department of the Environment and Energy, focusing on modernising Australia’s electricity grid.



Past Public Hearings

26 Oct 2017: Canberra, ACT
19 Oct 2017: Canberra, ACT
14 Sep 2017: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed

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Terms of Reference

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy will inquire into and report on the adequacy of the current electricity transmission and distribution networks to support Australia’s future needs, giving particular consideration to:

  1. the means by which a modern electricity transmission and distribution network can be expected to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of electricity at the lowest possible cost;
  2. the current technological, economic, community and regulatory impediments and opportunities to achieving a modern electricity transmission and distribution network across all of Australia, and how these might be addressed and explored; and
  3. international experiences and examples of electricity grid modernisation in comparable jurisdictions.

​Discussion paper 

These terms of reference are expanded on in the inquiry’s discussion paper.

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