Original article by Samantha Hutchinson, Michael Owen, Andrew White
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 30-Jan-18
New figures show that the average wholesale spot energy price in South Australia has risen to nearly $A170 in January 2018, compared with $A84 during the same period in 2017. The average spot price in Victoria has risen from just $A62 to $A139 over the last 12 months. Energy experts warn that more power blackouts and electricity price hikes can be expected due to the state governments’ focus on renewable energy targets rather than ensuring a reliable baseload energy supply.
GRATTAN INSTITUTE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN POWER PROJECT, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE