Tag Archives: market reform

Article: No Guarantee of Success

Our guest author, Allan O’Neil, poses a number of questions about the recently proposed “National Energy Guarantee” (NEG)

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Article: EnerNOC seems to have grossly under-represented the amount of Demand Response active in the NEM

The level of Demand Response currently active in Australia’s National Electricity Market is higher than some are estimating.

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Article: The war for dispatch: Who will control distributed energy?

In today’s energy sector, it is rare to get electricity networks, retailers, generators and system controllers in the same room at the same time. In a deconstructed market about to be transformed by distributed energy, how will decisions be made around how it is dispatched?

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Article: If I was going to assess Factors Contributing to the “truly remarkable” Q2 2016 prices, here are some starting places I’d look…

A starting list of factors that I’d look further into, if I was sucked into the “rabbit hole” of assessing all of the contributing factors leading to the Remarkable Prices seen in Q2 2016 – and which could continue into the future.

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Article: Win, lose or draw: Three scenarios for the electricity system in 2030

Cast your mind back 15 years to 2016. You probably don’t remember this, but 15 years ago people still debated whether the growth of distributed energy would fundamentally transform the Australian electricity system.

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Article: Failure to satisfy the LRET – Prospects and Implications

Some considerations, posted by guest author Andrew George, about the Large-Scale Renewable Energy Target Scheme

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Article: 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

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Article: Why large energy users are concerned about last week’s machinations in South Australia

Pondering more implications of the boom/bust pricing witnessed in the South Australian region last week…

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Article: Is the changing generation mix in the NEM requiring it to start making capacity payments?

Some thoughts about Capacity Payments – given the article in the AFR yesterday

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Article: Forecasting NSW peak demand is not as easy as it might initially seem – is there a better way?

What do the forecasts received for peak NSW demand this summer tell us about the various debates currently underway in terms of network regulation and industry transformation?

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