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The Weekend Australian writes the Victorian Government has been criticised after opposing “coal-keeper” subsidies to coal plants just months after hatching a deal providing financial backing to keep EnergyAustralia's Yallourn coal plant open until 2028.

Sep 20 2021

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Offshore framework to bring new swell?

Offshore framework to bring new swell?

The Federal Government’s new legislation to clarify offshore energy developments, was greeted with suggestions it would prompt a rush of offshore wind farms around our coastline. Offshore wind farms typically take 6-10 years to develop and build. Currently many of these projects are in pre-feasibility stage.

BY Carl Kitchen Sep 16 2021
Is Orca a new carbon predator?

Is Orca a new carbon predator?

The Federal Government has broadened the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s remit to support technologies to address carbon emissions, including carbon capture and storage. Last week the agency’s new investment plan was released, and at the same time a new facility began operating using novel carbon capture technology.

BY AEC Sep 16 2021
Greenwashing: Don’t get taken to the cleaners

Greenwashing: Don’t get taken to the cleaners

As the world transitions to a cleaner energy future, many high-profile companies have pledged to reduce their emissions and align themselves with a net-zero future. Making a pledge is not the same as meeting a pledge, and this can give rise to claims of greenwashing. What does the law say about greenwashing? And what does it mean for the energy transition?

BY Rhys Thomas Sep 09 2021
Putting some momentum in inertia

Putting some momentum in inertia

The AEC has published a new report by MarketWise Solutions on the introduction of an Inertia Market into the NEM. For some time industry has been aware of the need for a mechanism to recruit inertia to support the NEM as it transitions. We look at what it is, it’s challenges, and four different approaches on how this missing market could be filled.

BY Ben Skinner Sep 02 2021
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AEC welcomes optimistic outlook from AEMO

AEC welcomes optimistic outlook from AEMO

The Australian Energy Council says the latest assessment of electricity supply presents a confident picture for Australian energy consumers in the near term, and an exciting picture in the long-term.

Aug 31 2021

Latest Reports

Project Overview: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing
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Project Overview: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing

An ARENA supported project sponsored by the AEC, to research and model the Double-Sided Causer Pays approach to controlling Primary Frequency Response, and also to other related slow-moving services such as those for regulation. This project will support the evaluation of DSCP by policymakers relative to other primary frequency control options.

Sep 02 2021
Inertia Ancillary Service Market Options
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Inertia Ancillary Service Market Options

The Frequency Control Subgroup within the Australian Energy Council engaged MarketWise Solutions to explore some options for an inertia ancillary service market to be developed as part of the National Electricity Market.

Aug 31 2021
Solar Report: Second quarter 2021
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Solar Report: Second quarter 2021

Latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows Australia’s solar installations continue to climb. Our latest Solar Report updates on rooftop systems across the nation, the uptake of batteries with solar, and identifies the nation's top postcodes that are leading residential solar uptake.

Aug 05 2021
Control & Pricing Theory Report: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing
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Control & Pricing Theory Report: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing

This project is to research and model the Double-Sided Causer Pays approach to controlling Primary Frequency Response and potentially to other related slow-moving services such as those for regulation. An ARENA supported project sponsored by the AEC.

Jul 14 2021
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