The first thing Energy Minister Nick Duigan told the Hydro GBE hearing this morning in a prepared statement is that the 700 megawatt project to put a transmission line in to George Town won’t go ahead.
This is a contingent project for the proponents of hydrogen projects at Bell Bay.
These hydrogen projects being proposed by Woodside, Origin and FFI need that power load to be able to undertake these projects yet the Minister today announced that it won’t go ahead.
This government has made a complete mess of energy in the state and we are in an energy crisis as the TCCI has stated.
It follows the debacle with the North West Transmission Development highlighted earlier this week.
I have no confidence in Mr Duigan to address the state’s energy crisis and ensure that Tasmanians don’t pay record power prices and that’s been further highlighted with his extremely poor performance this week.
Dean Winter MP
Shadow Minister for Energy