Market Reform



Striving to understand the underlying challenges with Semi-Scheduled generators (re AER Issues Paper)

Prompted by the recent AER Issues Paper (submissions on that due today – Friday 24th July) but also aware that I’ve not yet published some broader thoughts in response to the ESB’s requests for input into their Discussion Paper on the Two Sided Market concept, I’ve posted some further thoughts. These have been informed by a longitudinal analysis of Aggregate ‘Raw Off-target’ values across all Semi-Scheduled plant.











Let’s Talk Losses

Guest author, Tom Geiser, discusses the different approaches to loss factors amid recent market proposals.




War of Losses

Some thoughts from Derek Chapman, from Adani Renewables, in conjunction with two rule change requests at the AEMC relating to Marginal Loss Factors.




Next Step for Smart Grid in Australia

It’s 18 months since the completion of the Smart Grid Smart City project – here’s some thoughts from one of the people who was very much involved in the project (a new guest author for us at WattClarity).


Puzzling through three rule change requests

Some ideas that I have been puzzling over – about the overlaps and contradictions between 3 rule changes under consideration at the AEMC currently
1) The Demand Response Mechanism (better known as the Negawatt buyback mechanism)
2) The Bidding in Good Faith deliberation
3) The Requirement for Price-Responsive (large) Demand to bid into central dispatch