The independent Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) recent 2020 “Electricity Statement of Opportunities” report clearly shows Victorians will be paying more on their power bills under Daniel Andrews and lays bare the unreliability of Victoria’s electricity network.
AEMO also found that the Victorian Labor Government will, contrary to its political spin, be introducing fewer renewables than the New South Wales and Queensland Governments over the long-term.
Some detailed conclusions included:
When these renewables projects experience either delays in completion or reduced capacity, as they often do, Victorians are dependent on the highly expensive RERT to keep lighting our homes.
This report shows Victoria has less than half of the new proposed renewable capacity predicted for New South Wales and Queensland.
Daniel Andrews and Labor have simply failed to plan our State’s renewable energy transition.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Energy and Renewables, Ryan Smith:
“AEMO’s report is damning, predicting an increase in the likelihood of Victorians needing to use emergency power reserves to keep the lights on and cool their homes this summer.
“The Andrews Labor Government has wasted almost $36 million of Victorians’ tax dollars over the last two summers on emergency power because of its poor planning means our power grid can’t meet demand.”