Electricity consumption



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...

2022 Wholesale electricity market electricity statement of opportunities: June 2022

The Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO), published annually, presents AEMO’s 10-year Long Term Projected Assessment of System Adequacy (PASA) for the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) in Western Australia (WA).

Global electricity review 2022

Ember’s annual Global Electricity Review aims to provide the most transparent and up-to-date overview of changes in the global electricity transition in 2021. Ember makes all of the data freely accessible to allow others to do their own analysis and help speed the switch to...

Digital energy futures: future home life

What emerging technology routines are shaping the way people live? What implications do these social practices have on the future energy needs of Australian households? The research in this report uncovers the changing digital lifestyles and emerging home trends of everyday Australians, and speculates on...

Power to the people: proposals to increase the rollout of community batteries

In our efforts to combat climate change, a major challenge remains - how best to store excess electricity generated by rooftop solar for use when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing? This report explores the option of developing community batteries as a...

Global electricity review 2021

This report highlights how electricity generated by new wind and solar helped to force a record fall in global coal power in 2020. However, this was only possible because the COVID-19 pandemic paused the world’s rising demand for electricity.
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).

REenergising Australian business

Last year, some of Australia’s biggest brands made the switch to 100% renewable electricity. Twenty-eight of Australia’s largest electricity-using companies and institutions have committed to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy. This snapshot report outlines some of the highlights of 2020.

Renewable energy and jobs in Queensland

This report details how projects contracted and committed to over the last five years will produce more than 10,000 GWh of Queensland’s electricity needs — equivalent to the annual consumption of more than 2 million Queensland households.

2019 Annual market performance review

The Reliability Panel’s 2019 Annual market performance review provides observations and commentary on the security, reliability and safety of the national electricity market during the 2018/19 financial year.

REenergising Australian business

This report analyses the sector-by-sector potential job and renewable energy benefits if eighty of Australia’s top companies moved to 100% renewable energy.

Households in the dark II

This report geospatially analyses where electricity disconnections occur, as well as exploring when and why they occur, based on the socioeconomic indicators that characterise these areas.
Briefing paper

Uranium mining and nuclear energy in New South Wales

The main focus of this paper is to provide Members of Parliament and the New South Wales public with an overview of the key issues surrounding uranium mining and nuclear energy in NSW.

Affordability in retail energy markets

This report provides a high-level retrospective analysis of energy affordability in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania, covering the past three years, with a focus on energy affordability for low income households.

Governing smart data in the public interest: lessons from Ontario’s Smart Metering Entity

This paper explores the data governance model designed for Ontario’s smart metering system for electricity consumption. Plans to introduce smart meters, designed to generate granular data about electrical consumption, led to concerns about how to balance the interests of public and private sector actors that...

Updating the regulatory frameworks for embedded networks

The AEMC has published this final report that proposes a package of law and rule changes to update the regulatory frameworks for embedded networks. Once implemented, the proposed framework will result in better protections and access to more competitive retail offers for consumers in embedded...

Annual market performance review 2018

The AEMC Reliability Panel has released this report that sets out the findings of the panel's annual review of market performance for the period 2017/18.

Solar trends report for solar citizens

Solar is an excellent investment for almost all Australian households, but there are a wide range of savings, depending on the characteristics of household electricity consumption, retail tariffs and roof characteristics. Nevertheless, the majority of households installing a wide range of PV system sizes under...

Zero carbon industry plan: electrifying industry

This report discusses how Australian manufacturers can stop burning fossil fuels by switching to renewable electricity. It includes 10 ‘How to electrify’ guides for making many common industrial products without fossil fuels, including milk powder, paper, aluminium casting, brick, glass, plastic, steel, ammonia and beer.
Discussion paper

Watt on a hot tin roof: how rooftop solar increases reliability and reduces electricity prices

The challenge for Australia’s electricity system is to meet demand during periods of extreme heat. On very hot days, electricity demand is driven to high levels that come close to exceeding the amount of power that the NEM can provide. Rooftop solar produces electricity most...

Australian energy update 2018

The Australian Energy Statistics is the authoritative and official source of energy statistics for Australia to support decision making, and help understand how our energy supply and use is changing. This edition contains the latest data for 2016–17.

Comfort and electricity use in remote Australian buildings

This study is aimed at improving the safety, comfort, productivity and energy efficiency of enterprise buildings in remote communities. Two building types, besser block and steel frame, were investigated in both hot arid and hot humid climate zones of northern Australia.

Households in the dark

This project analysed and mapped approximately 200,000 electricity disconnections for non-payment raised by AGL in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and South East Queensland between July 2012 and July 2015.
Conference paper

Human dimensions of residential sector energy consumption

This paper uses an Australian national level dataset to explore the factors determining electricity consumption.

Towards a 'smart grid' - the roll-out of Advanced Metering Infrastructure

This audit assessed whether the advice and recommendations provided to government on the roll-out of AMI have been sound.