Electricity

Discussion paper

15 Aug 2018

Despite the historic inaccuracy of electricity demand and price forecasting, even in the absence of significant policy change, once again economic modelling is being used to make forecasts about the impact of changes in energy policy on the long run price of electricity in Australia....

Report

10 Aug 2018

This audit shows that current NEG modelling will effectively create an investment cliff for the otherwise booming renewables sector, with no investment in further renewable energy generation after 2021.

Commentary

10 Aug 2018

As energy ministers head into a crucial meeting with their federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg, this state-by-state guide compares their various stances on the future of the National Energy Guarantee.

Report

What AEMO’S Integrated System Plan Report implies about the National Energy Guarantee
8 Aug 2018

This report argues that AEMO’s modelling results show that, with efficient planning of and investment in the most efficient mix of network services, it will be quite possible to ensure that the electricity supply system of the NEM remains secure and reliable, and do so...

Commentary

6 Aug 2018

If the government offers Labor a deal it can accept, it will be rejected by the Coalition’s backbench. It’s hard to escape the obvious conclusion.

Report

6 Aug 2018

This study assessed the potential savings for demand response for wholesale customers in Victoria over a 12-month period, and found energy cost savings from 2.3% to 33.3%.

Policy report

1 Aug 2018

The proposed final design of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) will require retailers to contract for generation or demand response to meet a minimum level of dispatchable ‘on demand’ electricity where there is an identified gap. Retailers must also keep their emissions below an agreed...

Policy report

1 Aug 2018

This paper outlines the detailed design of the Commonwealth elements of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), including feedback received from stakeholders during consultation on the draft design.

Commentary

31 Jul 2018

Central to the public debate about the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has been the numerical forecasts of its effects – in particular how much it will reduce power prices.

Report

26 Jul 2018

This review examined ways to deliver a reliable power system – one that has enough electricity available when consumers need it, at the lowest cost. It included consideration of several recommendations from the Finkel Panel’s Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity...

Report

26 Jul 2018

This report highlights several issues with the existing market and regulatory arrangements for frequency control, and makes recommendations on how they could be addressed.

Report

Promoting efficient investment in the grid of the future
26 Jul 2018

The annual review of the economic regulatory framework for electricity networks is part of the AEMC’s work to support the continual evolution of the energy sector. In light of the significant growth in decentralised energy resources, the review examines whether the economic regulatory framework is...

Blog post

26 Jul 2018

Civil engineers need a cohesive strategy to cope with the infrastructure demands likely to result from the surge in electric vehicle use within the next seven years, says Chris Evans of the Rolton Group.

The UK government’s commitment to ban solely petrol and diesel...

Report

The impact of the NEG on carbon emissions and power prices
19 Jul 2018

This report models the impact of the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) on Australia’s carbon emissions and on National Electricity Market (NEM) wholesale prices by 2030 under the Turnbull Government’s 26% emissions reduction target and a higher 45% target. The research shows that the government’s...

Commentary

19 Jul 2018

Amid a flurry of reports comes the information we need for real progress — and some sobering data.

Strategy

17 Jul 2018

This document outlines a cost-based, engineering optimisation plan by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), that forecasts the overall transmission system requirements for the National Electricity Market (NEM) over the next twenty years.

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2018

This resource outlines how rooftop solar delayed and reduced peak demand in the National Electricity Market (NEM) this summer. This improved the reliability of the grid, covering for coal-fired power plants during breakdowns.

Report

Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry - final report
11 Jul 2018

This report finds that there is a serious electricity affordability problem for consumers and businesses. The report sets out 56 recommendations to reset the National Electricity Market, boost competition, reduce costs and improve consumer and business outcomes.

Report

6 Jul 2018

This audit shows current policies will reduce National Electricity Market (NEM) emissions to 22% below 2005 levels in 2019-20, effectively meaning electricity sector has an emissions reduction target of only 4% to 2030.

Report

5 Jul 2018

This report seeks to answer key questions about the eastern Australia energy cost challenge and provide recommendations for a lower cost energy future.

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