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The Australian reports Mike Cannon-Brookes will likely need to amass more shares in AGL Energy to thwart its demerger plans.

May 16 2022

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CopperString 2.0: A look at the numbers

CopperString 2.0: A look at the numbers

North Queensland attracts its fair share of debate around electricity. Since around 2009 there has been a push to develop a major transmission line – now CopperString 2.0 (CopperString) – to connect Mt Isa to the National Electricity Market. Discussion around the CopperString proposal has come back into focus recently with submissions to the Queensland Government on electricity supply options for the North-West Minerals Province. Here we take a closer look at the CopperString proposal, the project’s background, options moving forward and the costs and benefits.

BY Peter Brook May 12 2022
Report provides insights into energy transition

Report provides insights into energy transition

The transition of the energy grid continues apace and its impacts on how the system operates continue to evolve. The latest GenInsights21 report provides valuable insights into some of the key trends that are emerging, this is based on analysis of extensive generation data. We take a look at its assessment of the expansion of rooftop solar and the implications for the grid.

BY Australian Energy Council May 05 2022
Zero Emissions Dispatchability Discussion Paper

Zero Emissions Dispatchability Discussion Paper

The latest discussion paper in the Australian Energy Council’s series on Australia’s Energy Future focuses on the need for zero emissions dispatchable plant to complement the growth of renewable energy and the retirement of existing coal and gas generation. It also considers the types of zero emissions dispatchable power currently available.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 28 2022
Electrification & Heat: Discussion paper released

Electrification & Heat: Discussion paper released

The Australian Energy Council is releasing a series of discussion papers examining the challenges and opportunities in decarbonisation of the economy. This paper - Electrification & Heat - considers the potential electrification of heat sources in both the residential and industrial context.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 21 2022
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Five Year Plant Closure Rule Change

Five Year Plant Closure Rule Change

The Australian Energy Council (AEC) notes the proposed change to the National Electricity Rules to extend the notice period for generator closures from 3.

Apr 07 2022

Latest Reports

Solar Report: First quarter 2022
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Solar Report: First quarter 2022

The Australian Energy Council’s latest Solar Report updates on developments in the first quarter. Based on current Clean Energy Regulator (CER) data it shows a marked drop in solar rooftop installations – the lowest level in the comparable quarter in at least the last three years. Regardless of the drop in Q1, solar continues to play a growing role in the grid. The report looks at factors behind the changes as well as state-by-state shifts.

BY Blaine Wang May 05 2022
Australia's Energy Future - Zero Emissions Dispatchability
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Australia's Energy Future - Zero Emissions Dispatchability

The latest discussion paper in the Australian Energy Council’s series on Australia’s Energy Future focuses on the need for zero emissions dispatchable plant to complement the growth of renewable energy and the retirement of existing coal and gas generation. It also looks at the types of zero emissions dispatchable power currently available. 

Apr 28 2022
Estimation of the market risk premium and its relationship to the risk free rate in the context of regulation of electricity and gas energy networks: A report to the Australian Energy Regulator Consumer Reference Group
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Estimation of the market risk premium and its relationship to the risk free rate in the context of regulation of electricity and gas energy networks: A report to the Australian Energy Regulator Consumer Reference Group

The AEC has published a paper which is a collaboration with Energy Consumers Australia and the AER Customer Reference Group on the estimation of the market risk premium (MRP). The MRP is used as part of estimations to ensure that consumers are paying no more than is necessary.

Apr 28 2022
Australia's Energy Future - Electrification and Heat
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Australia's Energy Future - Electrification and Heat

The Australian Energy Council is releasing a series of discussion papers examining the challenges and opportunities in decarbonisation of the economy. This paper - Electrification & Heat - considers the potential electrification of heat sources in both the residential and industrial context.

BY Australian Energy Council Apr 21 2022
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