Victorian families and businesses face higher power bills after the Andrews Government’s latest energy announcement, which fails to get clean, renewable power flowing across the state.
Despite announcing an additional 600MW of renewable energy across Victoria – Labor has yet again failed to address its widespread transmission constraints, meaning higher energy bills for Victorian families and businesses.
In just one Victorian Renewable Energy Zone, committed and existing energy already exceeds available transmission capacity by more than 641% - akin to funnelling six lanes of traffic into one on the Monash Freeway.
More clean renewable power is useless if there is no plan to get it off the solar and wind plants and into Victorian homes and businesses.
After 17 of the last 21 years in power, the Andrews’ Labor Government is guilty of failing to plan for the integration of renewable power into Victoria’s grid.
Labor’s Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio should heed her own advice and recognise that “you can keep building more and more large projects renewables, but if they actually have no way of being able to fit into the grid which was built for a different system, then it's going to collapse, it's not gonna work.”
Only the Liberal Nationals have a plan to deliver renewable, reliable, and affordable power to all Victorians.
Brad Rowswell MP
Shadow Minister for Energy and Renewables