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Jul 23 2018

Energy industry congratulates Dan van Holst Pellekaan

The Australian Energy Council has congratulated the Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan, MP on his appointment as South Australian Minister for Energy.

The Australian Energy Council’s Chief Executive, Matthew Warren, said “Minister van Holst Pellekaan takes control of the energy portfolio at a critical time in the state’s history.

“South Australian energy customers want to see 21st century energy reliability at an affordable price.  There have been a wide range of ideas about how to deliver this.  The challenge now is to chart the right course.

“South Australia is part of the National Electricity Market.  The NEM remains the key enabler of efficient and reliable energy to the east coast of Australia.

“A competitive market combined with effective national climate and energy policy remains the best solution to the energy challenges in South Australia.

“We look forward to working with Minister van Holst Pellekaan to help deliver this.”

About the Australian Energy Council

The Council represents 21 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.

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