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:
- 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;
- 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
- international experiences and examples of electricity grid modernisation in comparable jurisdictions.
These terms of reference are expanded on in the inquiry’s discussion paper.