NSW Energy Minister granted emergency powers to direct coal to fuel electricity generators

NSW Energy Minister granted emergency powers to direct coal to fuel electricity generators

AU Energy Compliance
The NSW Energy Minister, Matt Kean, has been granted emergency powers under the Essential Services Act 1988 to direct coal companies to provide coal to generators.  These powers were granted in response to the current energy market crisis. We haven’t been publishing much about the current energy market crisis as we, like many in the industry, have been in the thick of it. However, from today, we will publish analysis of the regulatory responses of AEMO and state Governments. So, what do the powers allow the Minister to do and do they have any teeth? The power granted to the Minister is to direct a person to do any act or thing to increase, or facilitate the increase of, the supply or distribution of coal to a power station. The…
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