Energy News Brief Energy News Brief 4 March 2020 (1)

Energy News Brief 4 March 2020 (1)

The Australian reports big commercial and industrial power users are seeking cheaper deals to reflect lower wholesale electricity prices, amid EnergyAustralia’s creation of a new code to ensure large customers land competitive agreements.

Mar 04 2021

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Capacity markets: The answer to extreme weather?

Capacity markets: The answer to extreme weather?

The fallout from the Texas blackouts has continued with the question of system reliability front and centre and, along with it, whether a mechanism like a capacity market could have led to a different outcome. We take a look at the US experience along with some of the issues it raises.

BY AEC Mar 04 2021
FMG Chases Green Dream

FMG Chases Green Dream

Disruption is one of the cornerstones of the success of Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group. FMG’s ability to get things done in the face of seemingly insurmountable barriers can be illustrated no more vividly than when BHP and Rio Tinto sought to prevent the then start up iron ore miner from accessing its rail lines in the Pilbara. FMG built its own and outdid its rivals by extending those lines to Perth. Now FMG wants to apply the same zeal to energy and green steel.

BY Hamish Fitzsimmons Mar 04 2021
The best little blackout in Texas

The best little blackout in Texas

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. The major power outages from which it is just emerging, were triggered by a polar vortex and impacted around 4.5 million customers. There's been plenty of finger pointing with intermittent renewables being blamed, questions raised about Texas’s go-it-alone attitude and claims of poor preparations stemming from a deregulated energy market.

BY Carl Kitchen Feb 25 2021
Dropping demand and plunging prices: Can you have too much of a good thing?

Dropping demand and plunging prices: Can you have too much of a good thing?

The fourth quarter of 2020 saw the NEM reach lowest average demand since Q4 2001 – with SA and Victoria’s spot prices hitting record lows. Are customers benefiting from the price suppression effects of renewable energy generation? Or is the market telling us a different story?

BY Ben Skinner Feb 18 2021
Benefits of Membership

Australian Energy Council members have access to a range of industry benefits and services.

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ABC News, New electricity price data report

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Latest Reports

Solar Report: January 2021
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Solar Report: January 2021

Latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator shows that 2020 was another record breaking year for rooftop solar in Australia despite the coronavirus pandemic. Our latest Solar Report updates data on solar rooftop systems across the nation, and takes a look at the lowest electricity demand days.

Feb 04 2021
AEMO Budget and Finance Committee
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AEMO Budget and Finance Committee

CEPA advice on how the Committee could improve accountability to AEMO’s Industry Members and customers. Including design options for the detailed Committee arrangements, building on AEMO’s proposal.

Jan 25 2021
Solar Report: Third Quarter 2020
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Solar Report: Third Quarter 2020

Australia's total installed rooftop solar capacity reached 12.2 GW at the end of the third quarter. This report looks at the state of solar across the nation, how COVID-19 has impacted solar installation rates, and WA's recent Whole of System Plan.

Oct 22 2020
Scheduling and Ahead Markets
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Scheduling and Ahead Markets

Creative Energy Consulting submission, on the area of scheduling and ahead markets, to the ESB’s recent post-2025 NEM design consultation paper.

Oct 19 2020

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