AGL Energy Limited (AGL) is pleased to acknowledge CEO and MD Michael Fraser's election to the position of Chairman of the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

For several years, AGL under the leadership of Mr Fraser has been the leading Australian investor in new renewable energy projects.

Some of these projects include the landmark 140 MW Bogong Hydro Electric plant in Victoria; the Hallett wind precinct in South Australia; and development of the Southern Hemisphere's largest wind farm at Macarthur in Victoria.

AGL is proud to have been shortlisted as part of the federal government's Solar Flagships program and has recently invested $15m in developing solar expertise for its customers.

Mr Fraser looks forward to bringing expertise across all major renewable technologies (such as hydro, solar, geothermal, wind and embedded generation) to the CEC board.

About AGL

AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated renewable energy companies and is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers. Drawing on 175 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is Australia's largest private owner and operator of renewable energy assets and is looking to further expand this position by exploring a suite of low emission and renewable energy generation development opportunities.