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Duncan, R and Kellow, AJ 2008 , 'Hydroelectricity', in Lin Crase (ed.), Water policy in Australia: the impact of change and uncertainty , Issues in Water Resource Policy , Resources for the Future, Washington, pp. 109-123.

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Government attempts to reform Australia's
energy and
water sectors in the past decade have occurred during a time ofsustained
change in the agricultural industry. The confluence of these factors has heightened
demand for limited water resources. Corporatization of publicly owned
utilities and the restructure of Australia's electricity industry have introduced
a radically new management regime for hydrogenerators. Having renounced
their capacity-driven mindset, hydrogenerators are now reluctant to surrender
any part of their water allocation unless it is economically attractive to do so.
In addition, water reforms have driven a fundamental shift in water management
with the requirement for environmental flows and opportunities for water
trading. This chapter examines the relationship between the energy and water
sectors in the context of the restructured Australian electricity industry.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Duncan, R and Kellow, AJ
Keywords: Hydroelectricity, Basslink, Snowy Hydro, Hydro Tasmania
Publisher: Resources for the Future
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