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Better data would improve transparency in electricity market

Better data would improve transparency in electricity market

Better data would reassure consumers that price changes are the result of real problems, such as weather or machinery failure, rather than market manipulation.

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ESB chair says demand response could kill need for new power plants

ESB chair says demand response could kill need for new power plants

Chair of newly formed Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, says that by harnessing demand management in Australia, “we can all stop worrying about building new plants of any description.”

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AEMC suggests new body to decide on battery storage standards

AEMC suggests new body to decide on battery storage standards

As industry rejects Standards Australia home battery ban proposal, AEMC calls for new body to govern standards for distributed energy market.

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AEMC backs down on rooftop "solar tax" proposal

AEMC backs down on rooftop “solar tax” proposal

Energy market rule maker backs down on proposal to charge solar households to export excess PV generation back to the grid.

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AEMC, utilities in denial as consumers flick switch to solar, batteries

AEMC, utilities in denial as consumers flick switch to solar, batteries

AEMC attempts to defend incumbent gen-tailers by saying how delighted customers are with their electricity service and pricing, and blaming renewables as the biggest black cloud on the horizon. They have to be kidding, right?

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AEMC delays 5-minute ruling again after protests from incumbents

AEMC delays 5-minute ruling again after protests from incumbents

Queensland government utilities lead incumbents’ fight against 5-minute rule, despite support from AEMO and others who say change will lower prices, encourage storage.

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AEMC takes baby steps to future grid, where solar and storage "optimised"

AEMC takes baby steps to future grid, where solar and storage “optimised”

Australia’s energy market rule maker catches up with solar and storage revolution, proposes “independent ‘optimising’ function”.

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The great divide over Australia's energy future

The great divide over Australia’s energy future

The energy rule-maker’s dystopian view of our immediate energy future underlines the growing divide on the future of renewables. There are those who see them as key to a smarter, cheaper, cleaner and more reliable grid. And other who simply believe it can’t be done.

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Someone needs to judge the performance of the AEMC

Someone needs to judge the performance of the AEMC

AEMC’s fundamental blind spot on “environmental sustainability” is at the core of why the rule-maker is providing poor advice to COAG and why the system is failing.

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The NEM is a mess – so who will clean it up?

The NEM is a mess – so who will clean it up?

The biggest problem facing Australia’s National Electricity Market is that it has no management team. But someone has to accept responsibility for the mess.

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In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

Despite predictions that consumers – households and businesses – will be supplying half of all electricity needs within a few decades, the automatic reflex of the institutions that govern our electricity market remains to protect the incumbents. This needs to change.