The AEMC continues to ignore the evidence that fixing the solar export problem (whatever it may be) involves trivial amounts of expenditure.
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.
Major transmission upgrades, including new link to South Australia and renewable energy zones in NSW, now in doubt after AEMC refuses rule change request.
One of the key arguments used to justify the introduction of a solar export charge is that rooftop solar households are being subsidised by others. But does this stack up?
Has the AEMC been gullible in accepting frivolous claims about bottlenecks associated with the connection of rooftop solar?
AEMC signs off on new rules to prevent wind and solar projects deliberately turning down their output to avoid low or negative electricity prices.
AEMC seeks more time to consider ‘complexities’ of a call from large energy incumbents to force smaller generators to play by the same energy market rules.
With periods of negative electricity demand expected as early as next year, AEMO seeks urgent rule changes to prevent settlement systems falling over.
AEMC to fast-track assessment of new rules requiring energy regulators to undertake annual reviews of energy system security risks.
The AEMC seeks feedback on new energy market participant categories, as regulators work to catch up with the surging role of energy storage.