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The AFR reports household electricity use jumped last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. While the Australian reports people with rooftop solar systems saved nearly a third on their electricity costs last year compared to those without rooftop systems, with the ACCC hopeful a jump in power bills will be reversed this year, as suppliers pass through lower wholesale prices to customers.

Jun 25 2021

Latest Analysis

Is minimum demand causing a major headache?

Is minimum demand causing a major headache?

AEMO’s Wholesale Electricity Market ESOO offers insight into the future of the WEM and its potential challenges. It presents a confident picture of generation meeting demand over the forecast period, while on the flipside it singles out the massive uptake of rooftop solar PV for causing a significant near-term issue.

BY Graham Pearson Jun 24 2021
EV policies focus on the destination not the journey

EV policies focus on the destination not the journey

State governments increasingly accept that the uptake of zero emissions vehicles requires their support to create a critical mass, with NSW the latest state to unveil a range of measures to speed up the purchase of ZEVs. The Australia Institute declared the nation's EV policy is becoming a confusing patchwork of policies and regulations, while the Electric Vehicle Council has said they’d like to see a national approach to EV policy.

BY Hamish Fitzsimmons Jun 24 2021
Gas and hydro: Back-up in action

Gas and hydro: Back-up in action

The first quarter of 2021 for the NEM's spot market was notable for its lack of notability. But in a measure of the how the NEM can turn, the Q2 Queensland average price to date is $135.83/MWh, versus $42.64/MWh over Q1. We look at how the market almost always successfully responds to the NEM’s variations, and its reliance on hydro and gas-fired generation to keep the lights on.

BY Ben Skinner & Carol Tran Jun 17 2021
Driving towards EVs: How are we travelling?

Driving towards EVs: How are we travelling?

In its Net Zero by 2050 paper the IEA envisions a world where by 2030 electric cars account for over 60 per cent of car sales, and by 2035, nearly all cars sold globally are electric. AEMO electricity consumption forecasts show where it sees electrification of transport occurring and highlights expected growth in EV usage.

BY Hamish Fitzsimmons Jun 10 2021
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Energy companies trusted to deliver for customers

Energy companies trusted to deliver for customers

The peak body for energy retailers, the Australian Energy Council, has welcomed new consumer data that shows most households consider their power company is providing them with a value for money service.

Jun 23 2021

Latest Reports

Project: A double-sided causer pays implementation of frequency deviation pricing
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Project: 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 also to other related slow-moving services such as those for regulation. The project will support the evaluation of DSCP by policymakers relative to other primary frequency control options. Its role in the wider frequency control regime will also be considered.

Jun 11 2021
Implications of network ownership of grid-side battery assets on competition in the WEM
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Implications of network ownership of grid-side battery assets on competition in the WEM

An Oakley Greenwood assessment of the impact on parties that provide goods and/or services in the competitive portions of the electricity market that would result from the network operator being able to provide regulated and unregulated services from grid-side batteries.

Jun 03 2021
Response to AEMC Draft  Determination on DER Export Pricing
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Response to AEMC Draft Determination on DER Export Pricing

This paper provides Oakley Greenwood’s comments on the aspects of the AEMC’s Draft Rule Determination, Access, pricing and incentive arrangements for DER (25 March 2021) that are related the pricing of DER export services.

May 27 2021
Solar Report: First quarter 2021
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Solar Report: First quarter 2021

Latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows Australia’s solar installations continue to climb. Our latest Solar Report updates on solar rooftop systems across the nation, the uptake of batteries with solar across the states, and the AEMC’s new proposed solar export charge.

May 06 2021
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