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Department of State Growth

Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce

The Government established the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce to identify ways to help future proof Tasmania from the types of energy security challenges the State experienced in 2015‑16.

The Taskforce undertook an independent energy security risk assessment for Tasmania having regard to:

  • best practice water management including consideration of water requirements across a range of stakeholders
  • Tasmania’s future load growth opportunities and risks and likely impact on projected energy supply and demand
  • the opportunity for further renewable energy development in Tasmania, including in wind, solar, biomass and other renewable technologies considered in the context of anticipated transition of the national electricity market and the potential for a second interconnector
  • likely developments in technology, such as batter storage and supply
  • a review of energy security oversight arrangements.

The Taskforce was established as a committee under section 12 of the Energy Co-ordination and Planning Act 1995. The Taskforce’s Interim Report was released on 21 December 2016 and its Final Report on 16 August 2017.