Slow progress on power price agreement

Karen Sweeney

The shift to fairer electricity prices has been slow because of a lack of progress toward a consensus between government and industry, new research claims.

The first review of the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap calls on governments to step up and work with industry on a new pricing plan.

The plan, released with the CSIRO last year, called for an economy-wide carbon price and intermittent renewable energy generation projects to replace coal-fired generators.

Energy Network Australia chief executive Andrew Dillon said developing consensus between governments and industry had been slower than industry hoped.

But there was progress on five priority areas including "incentivising" efficiency and improving trust with customers.

The original plan laid out 45 milestones and more than 150 steps to transform the network.