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. 

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Inertia and system strength in the National Energy Market


An analysis of the supply and demand for “inertia” and “system strength”, which are two of the “essential system services” that keep the wheels of the interconnected power system turning. Report prepared for The Australia Institute by Professor Bruce Mountain and Dr Steven Percy. March 2021

Download the report (6.4mbs) by clicking on the image (left).

VEPC in the News


Gas shortage fears ease with new terminal coming online

Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 2021

Latest Commentary

The sun tax debate: misconception and false-accusation?


Bruce Mountain, Renew Economy, 8 April 2021

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