Regulator allows gas network to hit customers with higher charges to pay for pipelines before an anticipated mass exodus and a switch to renewables.
ESB market reform proposals raise concerns about emissions, consumer outcomes, and the lingering issues over the payment for grid connections.
The AEMC continues to ignore the evidence that fixing the solar export problem (whatever it may be) involves trivial amounts of expenditure.
AEMC dumps “do no harm” rule that caused chaos in the grid and forced many wind and solar farms to install expensive machinery.
New research claims AEMC has made an error in calculations that, once corrected, would make the impact of its proposed solar export charge much worse than originally projected.
As the energy market awaits the Energy Security Board’s proposed reforms, some in the industry believe large incumbent players have received an early drop.
Record-breaking investment in large-scale solar and wind energy generation has helped to slash electricity prices for standing offer customers in NSW, Queensland and SA.
New rules will create a market that favours the fast response of battery storage, wind and solar plants, helping the transition away from coal and gas generators.
Rules and regulations that are relics of last century’s energy grid are getting in the way of infrastructure that could deliver new renewable generation into the system.
If we must have a solar tax, let’s make sure it allows for flexibility in connection and tariff options for solar system owners as well as the networks.