About the assessment
The 2011 National Energy Security Assessment (NESA) (see Related documents) is an assessment produced by the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) that contributes to the government's aim of energy security.
The NESA identifies key strategic energy security issues in the liquid fuels, natural gas and electricity sectors currently, and those likely to influence the level of energy security over the period 2011–2035.
The assessment collates and analyses available information and provides an assessment of energy security. The assessment considers how the identified strategic issues could affect adequacy, reliability and affordability in each of the energy sectors.
A key consideration in the NESA is the government's twin objectives of energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the NESA provides a key input into the development of energy policies, including the Energy White Paper.
The assessment also includes for the first time 'shock scenarios' (see Related documents) to examine how our energy security may change in the face of supply chain disruptions.
Major supply disruptions in imported fuels from Singapore (contained within the Liquid Fuels Vulnerability Assessment report, see Related documents), pipeline gas into Brisbane, and from the largest brown coal generator in Victoria were extensively modelled.
In 2012, the department commissioned two reports to further examine issues identified in the 2011 NESA. The reports are available below.
For more information about the National Energy Security Assessment, see Related documents or email email@example.com.