MEDIA RELEASE – TasNetworks to deliver at Tasmanian Energy Development Conference

June 23rd, 2021

Category: News

The State’s largest energy event will gather key government, industry, business and energy regulatory leaders in Devonport today to promote Tasmania’s nation-leading potential to produce low cost, reliable and clean electricity while creating thousands of new local jobs.

TasNetworks Acting CEO Ross Burridge said TasNetworks, alongside Hydro Tasmania, is again proud to be the major sponsor for this important event.

“The Tasmanian Energy Development Conference will promote Tasmania’s abundant, low cost renewable energy and deep storage sources which will benefit Tasmanians and customers throughout the National Electricity Market,” Mr Burridge said.

These projects are fundamental for Tasmania to achieve its 200% by 2040 renewable energy target.

“With Australia rapidly moving away from coal-fired power, we need further interconnection via Project Marinus and Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation to secure our supply, lock in low prices and cut emissions.

“Project Marinus and the clean energy it unlocks will be a significant contributor to Australia’s emissions reduction ambitions, leading to savings of up to 70 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

“It will deliver 2800 direct and indirect jobs in both Tasmania and Victoria and attract billions of dollars in regional investment to both states.

“We are currently undertaking community consultation on the North West Transmission Developments and TasNetworks is committed to listening and engaging the community every step of the way,” Mr Burridge said.

TasNetworks, as the electricity network planner in Tasmania, is also part of discussions regarding Tasmanian hydrogen development, which also presents a huge opportunity for the state.

The conference is being held at Devonport’s Paranaple Convention Centre 23 and 24 June.

For further information about TasNetworks please visit www.tasnetworks.com.au

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