Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019


Australia has a comparative advantage in energy costs and natural energy assets, but there are indications this advantage is slipping. Our energy markets are highly complex and sensitive to change. The sector is undergoing a transformation due to new generation sources and changing user preferences, but this change is occurring without adequate policy coordination, and user dissatisfaction in relation to cost is rising. 

This chapter identifies challenges and opportunities facing energy infrastructure through users’ eyes. It looks at:

  • Affordable and competitive energy
  • Secure, reliable and sustainable energy
  • Transitioning to Australia’s future energy fuel mix
  • Planning our future energy networks
  • New opportunities for consumer choice
  • Delivering energy in remote communities
  • Harnessing Australia’s energy advantage
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Performance of the sector

Australian electricity prices are now around 10% above the European average

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