Audrey Zibelman, the CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator, says Australia will lead the world in the transition to a smarter, cleaner and more reliable energy system, and trying to resist that transition would be like trying to resist the internet.
“This is not a judgement about anything,” Zibelman says in an interview on RenewEconomy’s Energy Insiders podcast.
“It’s just the reality that the economics have changed, that technology has changed, and resisting this change is a little like trying to resist the internet. It’s just going to happen because of where technology is going.”
In this episode of Energy Insiders, Zibelman also talks about new technologies such as battery storage, her frustration over the response to demand management, and on the concerns about the National Energy Guarantee.
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