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Robert J. Passey

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Rob Passey
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Financial assessment tool to assist large energy consumers with energy contracting and clean energy options, as well as off-site renewables

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with utility-scale renewable energy plants allow medium to large-scale electricity consumers to meet a proportion of their load demand using renewable electricity. This allows them to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while at the same time reducing their exposure to...
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Open-source embedded network and microgrid modelling tools for consumers

With the increasing deployment of distributed solar PV, and more recently the increased interest in distributed batteries, optimising their deployment configurations and financial outcomes is now receiving more attention. Currently, when a customer exports PV electricity to its neighbours on the distribution network, the full...
Conference paper

Sharing benefits in community embedded networks with renewable energy

The shift to low-emissions energy production has gained significant traction in Australia and around the world. Community Renewable Energy (CORE) projects are on the rise, reflecting the desire of communities to take control of their own energy goals, and embedded networks (ENs) are emerging as...
Conference paper

Open source model for operational and commercial assessment of local electricity sharing schemes in the Australian National Electricity Market

Local electricity sharing schemes have the potential to play an increased role in the Australian National Electricity Market as the penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) continues to grow. These models allow participants to share energy between separately owned and operated DERs, however are largely...
Journal article

Who pays, who benefits? The financial impacts of solar photovoltaic systems and air-conditioners on Australian households

Increasingly, there are calls for the owners of photovoltaic (PV) systems to pay additional charges on the basis that they are not contributing their fair share to network revenue. Air conditioners (A/Cs) are even more widespread than distributed PV systems, and their use has increased...