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Electricity grid

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Electricity transmission
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Report

2022 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market

This report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) shows that Australia’s transition to net zero by 2050 is accelerating faster than expected, with the impacts of coal-closures brought forward and renewables becoming cheaper. The report also outlines further planned investments in wind and solar...
Report

Snowy 2.0 governance of early implementation

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of Snowy Hydro Limited’s governance arrangements for early implementation of Snowy 2.0, the expansion to the Snowy Hydro Scheme.
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...
Working paper

Incentive regulation, productivity growth and environmental effects: the case of electricity networks in Great Britain

This paper analyses the productivity growth of electricity transmission and distribution networks in Great Britain and how changes in incentive mechanisms have influenced the measured total factor productivity.
Report

Towards net zero: a practical plan for Australia’s governments

Tackling climate change will bring costs and benefits for Australia. In some sectors, the benefits will outweigh the costs. In others, big financial costs will remain even after our best cost-reduction efforts. This report finds that getting to net zero could be the biggest economic...
Report

Market capacity for electricity generation and transmission projects

Infrastructure Australia has partnered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to assess and understand the labour and material requirements for the transmission and generation projects identified in AEMO’s 2020 Integrated System Plan. This analysis aims to improve the understanding of labour and material requirements...
Report

N1 Opportunity assessment: electric vehicles and the grid - final report 2021

This report has been compiled with the expertise of multiple experts across a broad range of disciplines relating to the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and strategies to not only avoid significant detrimental impacts on the electricity grid but ways that EVs can improve the...
Report

Coal-free cities: the health and economic case for a clean energy revolution

This report provides compelling evidence of the adverse impact of coal-fired electricity generation has on society and provides best practice examples of how C40 cities are taking both direct and indirect action to accelerate the shift away from coal.
Report

What happened on Black Monday?

On Monday 9 August 2021, about 35,000 New Zealand consumers (1.75% of consumers) experienced power outages. This report provides a brief overview of electricity sector arrangements relevant to the blackout, followed by brief comments about the investigations underway.
Report

2021 Electricity statement of opportunities

The purpose of this publication is to provide technical and market data that informs the decision-making processes of market participants, new investors, and jurisdictional bodies as they assess opportunities in the National Electricity Market over a 10-year outlook period. This publication is generally based on...
Discussion paper

Missing a stitch in time

Australia’s electricity industry constitutes a large and critical component of our national economic infrastructure. This report provides evidence of a pattern of systematic underinvestment in the upkeep and capability of the national electricity grid.
Discussion paper

Volt-face: changing energy security in the National Electricity Market

The Australia Institute has commissioned a technical study on inertia and system strength from the Victorian Energy Policy Centre, to provide evidence for input into the Energy Security Board (ESB) process. This companion paper summarises the key findings of the technical study, as well as...
Technical report

Inertia and system strength in the National Energy Market

This report has been prepared for the Australia Institute to provide advice to the Energy Security Board’s Post-2025 redesign of the National Electricity Market (NEM).
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: January 2021

This issue of the NEEA report contains data relating to electricity in the National Electricity Market updated to the end of November 2020. This includes a short summary of the very important investment initiatives in New South Wales, announced by Minister Matt Kean at the...
Report

The A to Z of V2G

The ActewAGL’s Realising Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Services (REVS) project seeks to unlock the full economic and grid benefits of V2G (vehicle-to-grid) services in Australia. As part of the project, Australian National University researchers have produced this review of international V2G projects.
Report

The health of the National Electricity Market 2020

This fourth report from the Australian Energy Security Board provides an annual check-up recommended by the Finkel Review. The report is an assessment of how the National Electricity Market (NEM) is functioning and where improvement is required.
Report

Post-2025 market design directions paper

In September 2020, the Energy Security Board released a consultation paper that outlined reform options under consideration as part of the Post-2025 market design project. This paper provides a high-level summary of stakeholder feedback and sets out the consolidated reform directions the ESB proposes to...
Report

Implementing community-scale batteries: regulatory, technical and logistical considerations

Due to their unique size and position in the grid, community-scale batteries have the potential to play an integral role in Australia’s transition to a decentralised grid. This research reveals enthusiasm for storage of this scale and outlines the considerations needed for the practical deployment...
Report

National Energy Emissions Audit: August/September 2020

This double NEEA report issue covers changes in energy emissions during the months of August and September 2020. Monthly data on electricity is up to the end of September, data on gas is updated to the end of August, and data related to petroleum fuels...
Strategy

Whole of System plan

This strategy document provides an informed view on what Western Australia’s principal electricity system, the South West Interconnected System, might look like over the coming decades. The Whole of System plan is a detailed study of how the state's major power system may evolve over...