The Tasmanian Government does not accept Basslink’s position on the cause of the cable fault.

It’s important that we properly understand the cause of the cable fault. 

Tasmanians have a right to know.

We will continue to pursue this matter to protect Tasmania’s interests.

Tasmanians can be assured this latest announcement has no impact on energy security. 

We are in a strong position when it comes to energy security and any suggestion to the contrary is just wrong.

Due to the strong winter rains and our prudent management, our dam levels are currently in excess of 45 per cent which means we are very well placed to manage our energy requirements.