Power resources

Alternate Term Label:
Electric power generation
Electric power production
Electric utilities
Electricity generation
Power generation
Power stations
Power plants
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is compulsory acquisition a last resort for extreme cases?

Former prime minister Tony Abbott says the Government might need to compulsorily acquire the Liddell Power Station, but government backbencher Tim Wilson claims compulsory acquisition should only used in extreme and critical situations.
Discussion paper

Technology investment roadmap discussion paper

A key goal of this roadmap is to ensure Australia remains at the forefront of the global low emissions technological innovation.
Report

Maintaining power system security with high penetrations of wind and solar generation

The purpose of this insights paper is to set the scene for AEMO’s ongoing investigations into renewable integration in Australia and identify any additional priority focus areas. This insights paper is generally based on information available to AEMO as at 1 October 2019 unless otherwise...
Report

Renewable Integration Study: stage 1 report

The Renewable Integration Study (RIS) is the first stage of a multi-year plan to maintain system security in a future National Electricity Market (NEM) with a high share of renewable resources. AEMO’s findings and recommendations in this report reflect both its day-to-day experience operating the...
Briefing paper

Decarbonizing the electric power sector

This briefing argues that the dominant policy challenge facing power generators in the short term is integrating new renewable energy onto the electricity grid.
Strategy

A clean recovery

The clean energy industry has been one of Australia’s extraordinary success stories over the past decade and stands ready to lead the economic recovery from COVID-19. In this publication, the Clean Energy Council outlines a path forward requiring smart regulatory reform.
Briefing paper

Problems with UNGI

The Underwriting New Generation Investments (UNGI) program has no legislative basis, no guidelines or criteria, and is following no clear process. Despite this the government has already shortlisted projects, made agreements and engaged in detailed negotiations.
Report

The changing geopolitics of nuclear energy

This report illuminates how the changing market competition among the United States, Russia, and China will affect their future relations with nuclear commerce recipient countries, and discusses why Russia and China promote nuclear commerce, as well as which factors may alter their market competitiveness.
Report

Coal comfort

This analysis reveals that while the Australian Government is considering taxpayer support for a new coal power station to be built in Queensland, there are currently no coal power plants under construction anywhere else in Australia or North America, and only one plant being built...
Discussion paper

Fossil fails in the smart state

Victoria's brown coal-fired power plants are some of the worst performing stations in the National Electricity Market. With hot and dry conditions forecast for the rest of this summer, this paper argues that Victoria is at risk of further breakdowns of aging coal generators, insufficient...