Emergency management

Energy Policy WA prepares and maintains emergency management arrangements for significant gas, liquid fuel and electricity supply disruptions in Western Australia.
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A hazard management agency is the public authority or person responsible for a particular aspect of a defined hazard. For significant supply disruptions, the Coordinator of Energy is Western Australia’s hazard management agency. Their role is to ensure a continuous supply of electricity, fuel or gas to essential users and distribution networks.

Under the Coordinator of Energy’s direction, Energy Policy WA has developed and maintains the State Hazard Plan – Energy Supply Disruption. This includes the operational procedures for managing supply disruptions to gas, liquid fuels and electricity supply, and carries out regular preparedness exercises.

State Hazard Plan – Energy Supply Disruption

The State Emergency Management Committee manage all State Hazard Plans including the State Hazard Plan – Energy Supply Disruption.

National liquid fuel emergencies

The National Oil Supplies Emergency Committee (NOSEC), comprised of Commonwealth, State and oil industry representatives provides advice to the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council on fuel supply and the management of a national liquid fuel emergency.

NOSEC manages the National Liquid Fuel Emergency Response Plan for a widespread nationally (or internationally) led significant fuel shortage. 

National gas emergencies

The National Gas Emergency Response Advisory Committee produced the National Gas Emergency Response Protocol in 2005. This Protocol covers gas supply shortages in two or more jurisdictions with interconnected gas supply networks.

Energy Policy WA provides a jurisdictional member to this Committee.