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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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