A detailed review of Australia’s National Electricity Market in 2016 – with focus on solar, large scale renewables, energy efficiency, fossil fuel generation, emissions, and prices.
Articles by Ric Brazzale
The Australian rooftop solar market made a strong recovery late in 2016 to slightly beat the 2015 figure, and the early indications look for for the new year.
Victoria has the fastest growing population of all the states and is experiencing strong economic growth, yet its electricity consumption continues to fall.
The Clean Energy Regulator targets for small scale rooftop solar equates to around 760MW for 2016, an increase on the amount installed last year.
NEM power consumption increases 1.1 per cent as solar and energy efficiency account for 1 per cent reduction in consumption.
Achieving Labor’s 50 per cent renewables market share by 2030 is clearly possible given Australia’s resource base and installation capability. Here’s how.
Despite a boost from wind energy, which increased its share of large-scale renewables certificates to 64%, overall LGC creation fell 3% overall in 2014.
After more than four years we have finally witnessed the emptying of the Clearing House.
Clean Energy Regulator is predicting another 808MW of rooftop solar will be installed in Australia in 2015, just a little below 2014.
Spot price for large scale renewable certificates rises about rooftop solar certificates as market bets on resolution of RET policy impasse.
Modelling by ACIL Allen for the RET Review Panel has estimated the Mandatory RET, to achieve a 20 per cent renewables market share by 2020 to be 25,500 GWh.