Infrastructure Victoria must recommend a national approach to energy

Since its formation, Victoria's coal-fired power plants have underpinned the stability of the National Electricity Market (NEM). This role remains fundamental, particularly in backing up the increasing penetration of intermittent generation technologies (ICT) in other states. Infrastructure Victoria's 30 year strategy must not ignore this reality in its recommendations regarding low emissions power supply.

Crucially innovative and proven technologies, including high-efficiency, low emissions (HELE) power generation and carbon capture and storage (CCS), are already used around the world to provide secure, cost-effective electricity while contributing to emissions reductions.  With other countries, such as Germany and Canada already showing the way, this should be the focus of any eventual strategy.

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