Former Powerlink CEO Merryn York named as acting chair of Australian Energy Market Commission, meaning all four of country’s main regulatory bodies now led by women.
Two big utilities that operate big batteries – EnergyAustralia and AGL – split from peers and argue against proposed delays to five-minute settlement period.
Tesla argues for energy market reforms to be accelerated as Australia’s big energy incumbents call for delays.
Major energy incumbents push for an even longer delay to 5-minute settlement rule, as old technologies line up against new in a crucial stepping stone to clean energy transition.
South Australia speaks out against proposed delays to five-minute settlement, in a new battle between established incumbents and new energy market players.
AEMC approves demand response mechanism for wholesale market, one of the most fundamental changes to NEM design in decades, rejecting calls for delays.
AEMO seeks powers to impose minimum standards for rooftop solar, battery storage and EVs in an effort to create a single, nationally consistent set of rules.
A few tweaks to an old idea could stimulate investment in renewable energy zones and the electric “highways” needed to transport wind and solar.
Zinc refinery and solar farm owner Sun Metals pans “system strength” rules, saying they are slow, ad hoc, lack transparency, add costs and discourage investment in large scale wind and solar.
Regulator flags new “reliability” rules to affect wind and solar farms, as ESB considers tightening Australia’s reliability standard to 99.9995 per cent.