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Guide

Untangling the NEM: a policymaker's guide to the National Electricity Market

This report has been prepared as an accessible and comprehensive first port-of-call for policy-makers and key stakeholders, to ensure they have the facts straight when talking about, and making decisions that affect Australia's NEM. It is designed to equip policy-makers and commentators with an accessible...
Report

A short-lived gas shortfall: a review of AEMO's warning of gas-supply 'shortfalls'

This report investigates AEMO’s gas-and-electricity-system modelling results, as well as the communications that followed.
Article

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night, but some areas could be offline for days. The storm - associated with heavy rain, lightning, and severe winds - damaged transmission lines that carry electricity from power generators...
Article

Closing Victoria’s Hazelwood power station is no threat to electricity supply

Earlier this year, Engie, the majority owner of Hazelwood, flagged it was considering closing or selling the plant. There are many factors that would be contributing to their deliberation. These include, but are not limited to, the plant’s age, changes in the electricity market, and...