electricity distribution networks

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.

Discussion paper

26 Sep 2018

The challenge for Australia’s electricity system is to meet demand during periods of extreme heat. On very hot days, electricity demand is driven to high levels that come close to exceeding the amount of power that the NEM can provide. Rooftop solar produces electricity most...

Strategy

21 Sep 2018

The Energy Security Board (ESB) will report to ministers in December on implementing AEMO’s integrated system plan (ISP) on recommended transmission investments out to 2040.

Research report

17 Sep 2018

Welcome to the September 2018 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, with data updated to the end of August 2018. Electricity Update is the companion publication to the quarterly National Energy Emissions Audit Report, the next issue which is being published alongside the Electricity Update....

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

22 Aug 2018

This paper argues that evidence is growing that highly flexible electricity systems could deliver lower whole-system costs, especially given the dramatic projected falls in solar and wind power costs by 2030.

Research 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.

Research 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...

Research 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.

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...

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

10 May 2018

The AEMC is calling for public submissions on a rule change request that would make the Australian Energy Regulator responsible for calculating Values of Customer Reliability (VCR). VCRs indicate the value different types of customers place on having reliable electricity supply under different conditions.

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.

Discussion paper

13 Apr 2018

This discussion paper highlights the need for understanding the ultimate impact on electricity prices when making any changes to how transmission infrastructure is planned, built and operated.

Guide

28 Feb 2018

The Network Exemption Guideline relates to a privately-owned embedded or exempt network. An exempt network is any network supplying electrical energy to a third party, but not a transmission or distribution network registered with AEMO.

Research 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...

Research report

19 Dec 2017

This review is looking at ways to deliver a reliable power system – one that has enough electricity available when consumers need it – at the lowest cost.

Research 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.

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