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08
Dec
2017

Andrews falls short of Victoria’s energy needs

Reports have emerged today that energy shortfalls have a 39-43% likelihood of happening this summer, and they could last between four to five hours.

Daniel Andrews has been desperately trying to plug the gaps with expensive diesel generators and bribing businesses to use less power.

Since Daniel Andrews shutdown Hazelwood energy prices have shot through the roof and our supply has been stretched resulting in emergency measure being taken by the regulator.

It has been reported these emergency measures have cost in excess of $60 million.

In what is evidently a move of last resort, Minister D’Ambrosio has now backflipped on her original claim not to turn to diesel generators and Victoria is watching diesel generators being installed at the former EnergyBrix site in the Latrobe Valley.

According to the Australian Energy Market Operator, the greatest risk of shortfall for Victorian consumers in between January and March this coming summer.

 

Comments attributable to David Southwick MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources:

“We only need these desperate diesel generators because Daniel Andrews shut down Hazelwood and cut 22% of Victoria’s energy supply.

“Because of Daniel Andrews, desperate emergency measures have been activated in an attempt to keep the lights on this summer.

“Victorian families are facing skyrocketing electricity prices and now uncertainty about their electricity supply.

“While Latrobe Valley is forced to deal with 105 dirty diesel generators in their community, we all keep paying the price for Daniel Andrews’ poor decisions.”

Media contact: Atia Sadiqzai | Atia.Sadiqzai@parliament.vic.gov.au | 0424 651 131 | 03 9527 3866

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