Consumer have spent $25 billion on solar, batteries, EVs and efficiency, and will spend much more. We should learn how to make the most out of them.
Australia’s largest electricity retailers once focused on large generators, with profitability tied to “gentailing”, now they are shifting to “VPP-tailing.”
Instead of waiting for market failures, government agencies should be shaping markets, and creating an environmental objective for the NEM is top of the list.
Behind-the-meter resources like solar and battery storage must be optimised or consumers will pay more in the energy transition.