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...
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.
Australian electricity options
In this series of publications, the authors provide short overviews of five main sources of electricity, and one of the main storage options. Each paper briefly explains the relevant technologies and international trends, and some of the opportunities and constraints that apply to their use...
Mapping the evolving complexity of large hydropower project finance in low and lower-middle income countries
This paper traces the evolution and complexity of hydropower financing from the early 1970s to the present day, showing how the types and roles of various actors have changed over time and how new types of financing packages have surfaced to meet the growing need...
Dams in Africa: balancing food, water and energy security
Well-planned dams can bring considerable economic benefits and improve water, food and energy security. They can also have the opposite effect if they are poorly planned or maintained.
Battery of the nation – Tasmanian pumped hydro in Australia’s future electricity market
Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation initiative would double Tasmania’s existing flexible generation capacity. The iniative is a bundle of proposed projects that include redeveloping existing hydro-electric power stations, building new pumped hydro plants and expanding the role of Tasmania in the NEM using new...
NEM outlook and Snowy 2.0
This report presents the findings of an independent study by Marsden Jacob Associates of the changing nature of wholesale energy supply in the National Electricity Market (NEM) associated with the increasing penetration of intermittent generation, and the market benefits that would be provided by the...
Snowy 2.0: Feasibility study summary
This feasibility study confirms that the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro expansion project is both technically and financially feasible.
Foreign bodies: the role of overseas agencies in New Zealand hydro-electricity development 1940-1970
Between 1940 and 1970 the New Zealand Government undertook an extensive expansion programme of hydro-electric power infrastructure across New Zealand’s North and South Islands.