The cost of electricity has become a major concern for regional and rural users in NSW. The agricultural sector in particular is heavily exposed to rising energy prices. The doubling of electricity prices over the past decade has compromised the viability and international competitiveness of the sector. A business-as-usual approach to the delivery of electricity can no longer guarantee affordable and reliable electricity into the future.
This discussion paper provides an overview of the challenges, opportunities and solutions to providing regional NSW with affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity.