The ACCC's purist energy views rile the gentailers

Big electricity gentailers like Energy Australia argue that the ACCC's view on competition ignores the changing dynamics of power generation and could threaten the supply sector's reliability.

Buried in the millions of words pouring in to Ian Harper’s review of Australian competition policy is a trenchant battle over the fate of the east coast electricity market and a growing criticism of the main competition watchdog for pursuing a purist view at the potential expense of power reliability.

Supplier concerns about the perspective of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission are encapsulated by one of the big three ‘gentailers’, EnergyAustralia.

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