Electricity

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Report

23 Feb 2018

The February 2018 electricity update reviews the performance of the South Australian 'big battery.' The audit shows that Australia’s energy system is in transition, regardless of the political turmoil the change is creating.

Research report

16 Feb 2018

This reports aims to assist the Sino-Australian bilateral relationship adapt to meet China’s new policies and to facilitate a smoother transition to a low carbon future.

Discussion paper

15 Feb 2018

The first public consultation paper for the National Energy Guarantee has been released by the independent Energy Security Board. The guarantee’s intention is to deliver more reliable, affordable and cleaner energy to Australian consumers.

Report

5 Feb 2018

This inquiry heard that a lack of policy certainty is impacting on the operation of the NEM, as a lack of certainty has an impact on investment. The policy certainty required relates to a mechanism to achieve emissions reduction in the electricity sector. The electricity...

Working paper

2 Feb 2018

Australia is seeking to design a ‘reliability mechanism’ as part of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee. This working paper provides analysis and suggestions on how to design the mechanism and how it might work.

Research report

1 Feb 2018

Few issues have resonated in Australian public discourse over the past few years like energy prices. Both household and business consumers have suffered the consequences of years of policy inertia, inconsistency and a lack of forward thinking by energy policy makers that have created a...

Report

31 Jan 2018

This report presents the findings of an independent study by Marsden Jacob Associates of the changing nature of wholesale energy supply in the National Electricity Market (NEM) associated with the increasing penetration of intermittent generation, and the market benefits that would be provided by the...

Commentary

2 Jan 2018

Electricity prices have become a political hot potato, and the blame game has been running unchecked for more than a year, writes David Blowers.

Report

18 Dec 2017

The AEMC predicts national residential electricity prices will fall on average over the next two years from mid 2018, as more variable wind and solar generation comes online - offsetting this year’s price increase.

Guide

18 Dec 2017

This quick guide provides a list of key Australian sources, and some high level international resources, that assist in understanding the Australian energy market.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report found that short-term fuel issues and longer-term market challenges have combined to cause sustained high prices for wholesale electricity in New South Wales.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report identifies the obstacles in the path of national progress and recommends policy solutions that will drive prosperity.

Discussion paper

30 Nov 2017

This paper argues that Australia’s reliance on an ageing fleet of coal and gas power plants that are unable to cope with increasing temperatures and more frequent heatwaves is the single greatest threat to the energy security of our electricity system.

Report

28 Nov 2017

AEMO has released its 2017/18 summer readiness report, which outlines all actions taken to best prepare the National Electricity Market to meet Australian energy consumer requirements.

Report

22 Nov 2017

This report shows increased numbers of electricity disconnections, higher levels of energy debt held by those customers not in a formal hardship program and fewer customers successfully completing hardship programs than in the previous year.

Report

21 Nov 2017

This report provides an in depth account of customers’ experiences in the Victorian electricity and gas markets in 2016–17.

Report

20 Nov 2017

The project examines the scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of the role that energy storage can play in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy to 2030, and beyond.

Discussion paper

20 Nov 2017

Australia should transition quickly to a 100% renewable electricity grid, as it is cheaper and less risky than the alternative of building new coal-fired power stations. This can be achieved by 2030.

Discussion paper

8 Nov 2017

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has released this discussion paper to commence a consultation process to identify profitability measures conducted by electricity and gas network businesses and the data required to calculate these measures.

Discussion paper

8 Nov 2017

This discussion paper provides an overview of the challenges, opportunities and solutions to providing regional NSW with affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity.