Energy Security Board appointed
THE COAG Energy Council has appointed members to a newly created Energy Security Board (ESB) set up to coordinate the implementation of chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel’s national energy blueprint.
The establishment of the ESB was agreed at an Energy Council meeting in July and will comprise an independent chair Dr Kerry Schott, independent deputy chair Clare Savage and heads of the Australian Energy Market Commission, Australian Energy Regulator and Australian Energy Market Operator.
“Through her role as chair of Transgrid, which she will be stepping down from, and on the governing boards of Infrastructure Australia, CEDA, NBNCO and Moorebank Intermodal Co, Dr Schott's expertise on economic, energy and infrastructure matters will drive optimal outcomes for Australia's energy markets,” the council stated.
“Dr Schott will be assisted by Clare Savage who will serve as deputy chair.
“As the executive director Policy, Energy and Climate Change of the Business Council of Australia, Ms Savage has focussed on integrating energy and climate policies for Australian businesses.”