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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 15 December 2016) . . Page.. 286 ..


In summary, the review found that wind auction II was successful in incentivising the uptake of large-scale wind electricity at highly competitive prices which ultimately will result in renewable electricity being delivered at low cost to ACT electricity consumers. Wind auction II built on the experience of the solar auctions held in 2012 and 2013 and the first wind auction held in 2014 to deliver two high quality wind projects that will not only deliver competitively priced renewable electricity but will also produce major local investment benefits for the ACT.

This includes an agreement with the ANU to deliver world-class research into distributed electricity storage systems, development of a new microgrid system at the CIT, establishment of a new Asia-Pacific microgrid export facility in the ACT, the relocation of the asset and operations management centre of CWP Renewables to the Territory, the establishment of renewable electricity and battery storage training in the territory, and further expansion of the renewable energy innovation precinct in New Acton.

The local economic benefits of wind auction II to the ACT have been valued in excess of $100 million over 20 years. This is a great win for Canberra that will support the government’s vision of the ACT as an export-oriented hub for renewable energy investment and innovation.

The success of wind auction II continues to move the ACT towards meeting its 100 per cent by 2020 renewable electricity target and demonstrates the territory’s continued leadership on climate change and renewable energy. I commend the review to the Assembly.

Independent Integrity Commission—Select Committee

Membership

MADAM SPEAKER: I have been notified in writing of the following nominations for membership of the Select Committee to establish an Independent Integrity Commission: Ms Cody, Mrs Jones, Ms Lee, Mr Rattenbury and Mr Steel.

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on an Independent Integrity Commission.

2016 ACT Election and Electoral Act—Select Committee

Membership

MADAM SPEAKER: I have also been notified in writing of the following nominations for membership of the Select Committee on 2016 election and Electoral Act: Ms Cheyne, Ms Cody, Ms Le Couteur, Mr Milligan and Mr Wall.

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on the 2016 ACT Election and Electoral Act.


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