Power resources

Discussion paper

18 Oct 2018

This options paper sets out different ways for the Australian Energy Market Operator to procure ‘standby’ electricity reserves under the Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) when a supply shortfall is forecast.

Research report

12 Oct 2018

Market Forces, working with Vietnamese community organisations and other international NGOs, has found that equator principles (EP) signatory banks are violating those principles in their involvement in syndicates funding five Vietnamese coal-fired power stations. In doing so, they are failing the people that the principles...

Discussion paper

21 Sep 2018

This options paper is part of the AEMC’s review into the coordination of generation and transmission investment. Under Terms of reference provided by the COAG Energy Council, the AEMC is considering ways to improve the coordination of transmission and generation investment so new supply can...

Discussion paper

11 Sep 2018

This review, requested by the COAG Energy Council, will look at the law and rule changes required to allow stand-alone power systems (SAPS) to be used where it is economically efficient to do so, while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards.

Research report

A summary report of the Coal Transitions project
6 Sep 2018

This report summarises key findings from case studies in six countries (China, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and South Africa), exploring pathways to implement coal transitions.

Research report

Preparing for the looming domestic coal phase-out and falling export demand
5 Sep 2018

Coal production in Australia is likely to be on a long-term declining trajectory. Export demand is a function of economic, technological and policy developments in other countries, all of which point to the likelihood of falling coal use over time, especially for steam coal.

Research report

A report for the National Electricity Market
24 Aug 2018

The Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO) forecasts electricity supply reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over a 10-year period, to inform the decision-making processes of market participants, new investors and policy-makers, as they assess future development opportunities.

Strategy

Pathways to an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia
23 Aug 2018

Recently there has been a considerable amount of work undertaken (both globally and domestically) seeking to quantify the economic opportunities associated with hydrogen. The National Hydrogen Roadmap takes that analysis a step further by focusing on how those opportunities can be realised.

Commentary

4 Aug 2018

The final design of the National Energy Guarantee promises that the policy will drive down power prices. But there is precious little evidence for this assertion.

Research report

2 Aug 2018

This is the fourth interim report of the ACCC's inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.

Research report

2 Aug 2018

Well-planned dams can bring considerable economic benefits and improve water, food and energy security. They can also have the opposite effect if they are poorly planned or maintained.

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...

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.

Research 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...

Research report

24 Jul 2018

Australia’s ageing coal power stations are unreliable and prone to breaking down in extreme weather events. There is no such thing as clean coal. No matter how “efficient” a coal-fired power station claims to be, it is always polluting. Australia must transition to clean, affordable...

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.

Research 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.

Research report

Concept study knowledge sharing report
6 Jun 2018

Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation initiative would double Tasmania’s existing flexible generation capacity. The iniative is a bundle of proposed projects that include redeveloping existing hydro-electric power stations, building new pumped hydro plants and expanding the role of Tasmania in the NEM using new...

Discussion paper

21 May 2018

This analysis by the Australia Institute shows the Liddell power station broke down four times this year. These breakdowns were on high-demand summer days, when reliability is most important for electricity supply.

Research report

30 Apr 2018

The AEMC Reliability Panel has published the final report for its four yearly ‘check in’ of the reliability standard and settings for the National Electricity Market. The panel found the current reliability standard and settings should be extended to 2024.

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