On 7 February 2018 the Australia-Germany Energy Transition Hub convened a mini-symposium on ‘Electricity market reform and policy’ at the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) 2018 Annual Conference in Adelaide.
At a time when electricity market reforms are at the forefront of policy discussions, the mini-symposium brought together leading researchers and practioners to discuss policy settings for transitioning Australia’s electricity sector to a low-carbon footing. A key feature of the discussions was the desirability of harnessing market mechanisms for achieving emissions and reliability outcomes in the emissions sector. The mini-symposium followed on from the Finkel Review of 2017.
The mini-symposium was convened by Professor Frank Jotzo and Dr Paul Burke of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. Speakers included Professor Ross Garnaut (University of Melbourne), Professor Peter Cramton (University of Maryland and University of Cologne), Professor Quentin Grafton (ANU), Jess Hunt (Australian Energy Market Operator), Dr Anne Kallies (RMIT), Dr Tim Nelson (AGL Energy), and Salim Mazouz (ANU). The Australia-Germany Energy Transition Hub is an initiative led by the University of Melbourne and ANU, with funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.