Queensland Energy Security Taskforce
Power system security is a critical issue across the National Electricity Market. Queensland has a diverse mix of electricity generation giving it a robust energy supply, including baseload coal-fired generation complemented by renewables. Ongoing vigilance is needed to ensure Queensland's energy security, particularly during the summer months.
The Queensland Energy Security Taskforce, an initiative of the Powering Queensland Plan, has been commissioned to develop an energy security plan for Queensland.
The taskforce will provide advice to the government on short-term and long-term strategies to maintain energy system security, affordability and reliability for households and businesses while encouraging and transitioning to a higher level of renewable energy.
Queensland’s power system has a proven record of reliability under extreme summer temperatures and high customer demand. The Queensland Energy Security Taskforce has completed its planning for the 2018-19 summer and the state’s power system is ready for the season.
Find out about projects that are underway in the quarterly project updates:
- Quarters 3 to 4, 2018 (PDF, 1.0MB)
- Quarter 2, 2018 (PDF, 285.2KB)
- Quarter 1, 2018 (PDF, 304.8KB)
- Quarter 4, 2017 (PDF, 266.3KB)
- Quarter 3, 2017 (PDF, 240.8KB)
- Mr James Purtill, Director-General of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (Chair)
- Ms Mary-Anne Curtis, Acting Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury
- Ms Merryn York, Powerlink Queensland Chief Executive.
Find out more
- Read more about the Powering Queensland Plan.
- Read more about the Queensland Energy Security Taskforce stakeholder engagement approach (PDF, 204.2KB).
Last updated 23 October 2019