Down to the wire: A sustainable electricity network for Australia


by Tony Wood, David Blowers and Kate Griffiths

State governments have spent up to $20 billion more than was needed on the electricity grid. Customers are paying up to $400 more for their power each year than they should. They should get a rebate, or governments should write down the value of the assets to reduce electricity bills.

  • Energy Program Director

    Tony Wood

    Tony has been Director of the Energy Program since 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. From 2009 to 2014 he was also Program Director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation, advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region on effective deployment of large-scale, low-emission energy technologies. In 2008, he was seconded to provide an industry perspective to the first Garnaut climate change review.

  • Energy Fellow

    David Blowers

    David has extensive experience developing both energy and broader public policy in both Australia and the UK. He has spent the past three years as the Energy fellow for the Grattan Institute providing analysis and commentary on Australia’s electricity and gas markets, as well as on climate change policy. Prior to working for Grattan, he spent three years working on energy and earth resources policy for the Victorian State Government.