Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

19 March 2020

Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy

Maintaining essential energy supply

Tasmania’s energy supply remains secure in light of COVID-19 and its potential impacts on industry and our community.

The Government is actively monitoring developments and our energy businesses are well prepared to manage the potential risks and impacts that may arise from the pandemic.

Hydro Tasmania, TasNetworks and Aurora have activated their pandemic and Business Continuity Plans to ensure the security of supply even in the event of widespread community infection.

Nationally, energy market bodies are also taking action, and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has also implemented its Business Continuity Plans to ensure its critical systems and people remain protected.

Tasmanians can be assured we have taken action to safeguard our energy supply over coming months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold.

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