Energy Minister Chris Bowen will meet with AEMO staff today and has offered the market operator his full support despite concerns about whether generators are gaming the system.
“AEMO was operating under the law of the land, and they were doing what they had to do. AEMO gets a lot of the credit for managing to work to keep the lights on and to keep the system operating,” Bowen told ABC News Breakfast this morning.
“They had to make a big call last Thursday and did so with my full support and the support of the state and territory ministers. I saw some ill-informed commentary from some in politics who don’t know what they’re talking about, but it’s what we needed to do and the system worked. AEMO worked very well.
“I’m going there this afternoon, to AEMO, to talk to the staff…