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Special Review on power system security, electricity prices and emission reductions

The Minister for the Environment and Energy has asked the Climate Change Authority to conduct a special review for the purposes of providing advice on policies to enhance power system security and to reduce electricity prices consistent with achieving Australia’s emission reduction targets in the Paris Agreement. 

The review will be done jointly with the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and is due for completion by 1 June 2017. The review will be informed by independent modelling.

The Authority and the AEMC note there has been significant consultation on matters covered by this current special review, most recently through the Authority’s special review on Australia’s climate goals and policies (which covered policies for electricity generation and concluded in 2016), and for the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (the Finkel Review). The submissions to these review processes are generally accessible and in the public domain.

As key consultation inputs to the review and in the interests of efficiency, the Authority and the AEMC will draw on submissions made to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, and relevant previous submissions to the Authority’s Special Review on climate goals and policies.  The AEMC’s ongoing consultation and analysis in relation to the System Security Market Frameworks Review will also be utilised.

The Authority would welcome new or revised submissions from interested organisations or individuals on matters relevant to the current special review on electricity policy until Friday 5 May 2017.

Submissions can be lodged via email to or via post to Submissions, Climate Change Authority, GPO Box 787, Canberra ACT 2600.  Submissions will be made immediately available to the AEMC.

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How to make a submission

Submissions may range from a short letter outlining your views on a particular topic to a more substantial document covering evidence related to the range of issues covered by the review.

All submissions except those made in confidence will be published on the Authority's website.

For submissions made by individuals, all personal details other than your name and the state or territory in which you reside will be removed from your submission before it is published.

Submitting via email

Submitting via post

Climate Change Authority
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2600


Should you require further information about making a submission, please contact the Climate Change Authority on freecall 1800 475 869 or via email at

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