The Victoria Energy Policy Centre (VEPC) is a research centre focussing on policy challenges in energy in Australia, with a particular focus on Victoria.
The VEPC's core research discipline is economics, but we encourage collaboration between experts from different academic traditions. We combine academically rigorous research and analysis, with a practical understanding of government processes.
Our latest report
Ensuring reliable electricity supply in Victoria to 2028: suggested policy changes
A Report by VEPC Director, Associate Professor Bruce Mountain and
Dr Steven Percy, VEPC Research Fellow.
Ensuring reliable electricity supply in Victoria to 2028: suggested policy changes looks at whether markets and regulations will ensure reliable electricity in Victoria over the coming decade, and examines the power system to understand the effect of renewable electricity expansion, and the possible closure of Alcoa's Portland smelter. The report recommends that the Victorian Government ask the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to develop an appropriate reliability standard and strategic reserve and that the Government prepares the administrative arrangements to implement this.
Download the report (2.3mb) by clicking on the image (left).
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