The gas transmission industry congratulates Audrey Zibelman on her appointment to the important role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said the appointment came at a critical time for Australia’s energy industry.
“The supply of electricity is under challenge in many States with the closure of coal-fired power stations, such as Victoria’s Hazelwood Power Station, not being matched by new sources of energy. As we saw in South Australia last year, this can pose risks to the security of supply.
“The supply of natural gas is also being challenged, particularly in States where there are moratoria on extraction methods that affect exploration.”
Read more in the New AEMO appointment welcomed media release.