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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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