Regulatory agencies differ on whether small batteries should pay network charges when they withdraw electricity from the grid.
Last mile networks are much more valuable than our biggest generators. We need to rethink pricing and regulations to get the best out of distributed energy.
New report questions assumptions over costs and benefits of new transmission link for Snowy 2.0, and why consumers will be lumped with the cost.
Networks and generators are in the midst of a turf war over who gets to own battery storage, which straddles both their business models.
Independent advice to ESB warned against capacity mechanism championed by Angus Taylor, and which may pay coal plants to do things they can’t do.
National Electricity Market could be deeply fractured by the split among states and industry over the design of reforms designed to bring it into 21st century.
The number of negative pricing events jumped to nearly 5,000 in past year as rooftop solar reduced demand and coal generators tried to avoid shutting down.
Regulator cites “1,000 days of baseload outages” as reason for highest electricity prices on record. And it wants a “capacity” market?
New rules mean solar homes will need to pay to access the best feed-in-tariffs and avoid curtailment.
TransGrid submits proposal for HumeLink transmission link, estimating it could deliver almost $500 million in benefits.