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.
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is calling for submissions on how to change regulatory frameworks to help deliver long-term electricity reliability at least cost to consumers.
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.
The AEMC has released this consultation paper on a proposed rule change from AEMO to improve the transparency and consistency of information AEMO provides to signal whether or not electricity supply is projected to meet demand in the medium-term.
Wholesale electricity prices in Victoria and South Australia have risen since the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER), with other states in the National Electricity Market (NEM) also affected.
The National Electricity Law (NEL) requires the AER to monitor the wholesale market and report on its performance at least every two years. We are required to identify and analyse whether:
there is ‘effective competition’ within the relevant wholesale market, as defined in the...
State governments have spent up to $20 billion more than was needed on the electricity grid, and households and businesses are paying for it through their power bills.
The panel has reviewed the performance of the National Electricity Market (NEM) in terms of reliability, security and safety over the 2016/17 period, in accordance with the requirements of the National Electricity Rules.
This Climate Council roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The Energy Security Board (ESB) has provided advice to ministers on reliability, affordability and meeting Australia's international commitments. This comes in response to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s recent report on the risks to reliability in the electricity market.
This paper investigates the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on wholesale spot prices in the Australian National Electricity Market's (NEM), given the existing transmission grid, from 2014 to 2025. We use a sensitivity analysis to evaluate the effect of five different...
This report, by renowned energy analyst Dr Hugh Saddler, reveals a stunning correlation between domestic electricity prices and gas prices, despite gas making up only 10% of electricity generation.
This document outlines a plan to maintain security and reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM) in light of the significant transition underway, including due to rapid technological change.
With the final report from the Finkel Review into the future security of the National Electricity Market (NEM) having been released, here are ten basic facts about electricity costs, emissions and security to help guide you through it.