Electric utilities

Report

11 Feb 2019
167

Increasing renewable generation does create challenges for managing the power system. But energy market authorities have taken significant steps since the SA blackout to ready the grid ready for a future with much more wind and solar generation. This report identifies further necessary reforms.

Draft report

18 Dec 2018
17

This draft report sets out the Commission’s emerging thinking and draft recommendations to enable distribution businesses to provide stand-alone power systems to their existing customers where it is economically efficient (for example, in remote locations), while maintaining appropriate consumer protections and service standards.

Report

3 Dec 2018
9

Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) is interested in understanding the barriers to the creation of an energy services market for mass market customers in Australia. Such services would include any products that allow consumers to better understand and/or manage their electricity usage and energy costs. These...

Report

11 Oct 2018
37

This assessment of generator rebidding in the national electricity market (NEM) found that rebidding is contributing to the delivery of efficient market outcomes, but can be a problem where there is a lack of competition between generators.

Report

22 Aug 2018
113

This paper argues that evidence is growing that highly flexible electricity systems could deliver lower whole-system costs, especially given the dramatic projected falls in solar and wind power costs by 2030.

Report

24 Jul 2018
95

Australia’s ageing coal power stations are unreliable and prone to breaking down in extreme weather events. There is no such thing as clean coal. No matter how “efficient” a coal-fired power station claims to be, it is always polluting. Australia must transition to clean, affordable...

Report

1 Jul 2018
196

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to this Grattan Institute report, that calls on politicians to tell Australians the truth about the future of energy costs.

Report

15 Jun 2018
91

This year’s review found that while competition in the retail energy market continues to evolve, it is currently not delivering the expected benefits to consumers.

Report

14 May 2018
71

Australian businesses are taking back control of their electricity bills by investing in renewable energy, storage, energy efficiency or demand management. Renewable energy is one solution for businesses to address high electricity and gas prices, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Draft report

8 May 2018
92

This report outlines IPART's draft decisions on benchmarks for solar feed-in tariffs for 2018-19, and explains why and how the decisions were reached, including responses to stakeholder comments on the I ssues Paper released in March 2018.

Report

20 Mar 2018
40

The panel has reviewed the performance of the National Electricity Market (NEM) in terms of reliability, security and safety over the 2016/17 period, in accordance with the requirements of the National Electricity Rules.

Guide

28 Feb 2018
6

The Network Exemption Guideline relates to a privately-owned embedded or exempt network. An exempt network is any network supplying electrical energy to a third party, but not a transmission or distribution network registered with AEMO.

Report

23 Feb 2018
96

Electricity is an essential service, and policymakers need to ensure that the benefits of smart meters flow to everyone, not just the most switched-on customers.

Report

5 Feb 2018
609

This inquiry heard that a lack of policy certainty is impacting on the operation of the NEM, as a lack of certainty has an impact on investment. The policy certainty required relates to a mechanism to achieve emissions reduction in the electricity sector. The electricity...

Working paper

2 Feb 2018
306

Australia is seeking to design a ‘reliability mechanism’ as part of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee. This working paper provides analysis and suggestions on how to design the mechanism and how it might work.

Report

18 Dec 2017
226

The AEMC predicts national residential electricity prices will fall on average over the next two years from mid 2018, as more variable wind and solar generation comes online - offsetting this year’s price increase.

Report

6 Dec 2017
60

This report found that short-term fuel issues and longer-term market challenges have combined to cause sustained high prices for wholesale electricity in New South Wales.

Discussion paper

30 Nov 2017
126

This paper argues that Australia’s reliance on an ageing fleet of coal and gas power plants that are unable to cope with increasing temperatures and more frequent heatwaves is the single greatest threat to the energy security of our electricity system.

Report

28 Nov 2017
150

AEMO has released its 2017/18 summer readiness report, which outlines all actions taken to best prepare the National Electricity Market to meet Australian energy consumer requirements.

Discussion paper

24 Nov 2017
129

This paper highlights the difficulties that the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) presents to agriculture, manufacturing and other sectors of the economy.

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