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The Australian reports confidential modelling underpinning Scott Morrison's plan to meet a 2050 net-zero target shows gas, resources and agricultural exports will continue to grow and exceed current levels by mid-century, as the Liberals and Nationals edge closer to securing a deal on a Glasgow climate change package.

Oct 19 2021

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Emission targets: The state of play

Emission targets: The state of play

The Federal Cabinet recently met to consider the Government’s plan for a net zero emissions by 2050 target. This has proved challenging for the Coalition partners. The push for stronger interim targets has emerged in the lead up to the Glasgow Climate Summit and has been reinforced by other countries increasing their commitments. We look at some of the targets that have been set both domestically and internationally.

BY Australian Energy Council Oct 14 2021
Nuclear debate resurfaces

Nuclear debate resurfaces

Debate about Australia’s national security needs and commitment to nuclear submarines has led to renewed advocacy for a domestic nuclear power industry. The question of nuclear power has previously been formally canvassed. While it's sensible to keep technology options open through a technology neutral approach, nuclear generation has major impediments to its introduction in Australia. We look at some of the challenges.

BY Carl Kitchen Oct 14 2021
Electrification plan: “Ambitious but realistic”?

Electrification plan: “Ambitious but realistic”?

There’s been plenty of media attention around claims the average Australian household could save $5000 annually on their energy and vehicle costs by 2030 and up to $6000 by 2035 through greater electrification. But what is the basis for this claim? And what would have to happen for this to occur?

BY Carl Kitchen Oct 07 2021
Five-minute settlement starts

Five-minute settlement starts

A momentous change in the National Electricity Market occurs at midnight. Energy will no longer be settled in 30-minute slices, instead each five-minute interval will be settled against its own dispatch price. Sound simple? Conceptually perhaps. But hundreds of millions of dollars were invested to make it happen and it’s affected all parts of the industry.

BY Ben Skinner & Ben Barnes Sep 30 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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