Statement from Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni

Published Wednesday, 15 June, 2022 at 03:06 PM

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s decision to suspend the National Electricity Market’s spot market provides them greater flexibility and agility to ensure adequate supply across the Eastern Seaboard.

Importantly, this means your power will stay on.

This decision further reduces the risk of supply shortfalls and unplanned outages.

I can assure Queenslanders there is surplus supply to meet demands in our state and a further generating unit is scheduled to return to service later this week.   

Queenslanders can also be assured their public ownership of energy assets ensures these assets will continue to operate for Queenslanders.

Queensland continues to do the heavy lifting on the National Electricity Market with increased gas flows to southern states, including 400 terajoules in the last two days alone.