Dispatchable energy inquiry to hear from CSIRO

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Canberra, A.C.T., Aug. 10, 2021 /Medianet/ --

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy will on Wednesday hold a public hearing for its inquiry into the current circumstances, and the future need and potential for dispatchable energy generation and storage capability in Australia.  

Representatives from CSIRO will appear before the Committee to discuss Australia’s current and future energy mix, specific dispatchable energy technologies and future frameworks that need to be considered to ensure Australia’s energy system is equipped for the future.

Committee Chair Mr Ted O’Brien MP said that “the CSIRO is Australia’s preeminent science agency and will provide the Committee with an insight into how Australia’s energy sector, combined with scientific technologies, can catalyse energy transition towards improved dispatchable energy generation and greater storage capability.”

“CSIRO will be able to bring to the Committee valuable insight from their scientific research in this area,” Mr O’Brien said.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Time: 10.15 am to 11.15 am
Location: via videoconference


10.15 am11.15 am: CSIRO

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Committee proceedings held in Parliament House are not currently open to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live at

Media inquiries

Mr Ted O’Brien MP (Fairfax, QLD), Committee Chair
Media Advisor, 0401 257 064

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4580

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