As the weather cools, wholesale electricity prices still hover around $100/MWh – still driven by gas prices that are higher than they were a year ago.
AEMC’s fundamental blind spot on “environmental sustainability” is at the core of why the rule-maker is providing poor advice to COAG and why the system is failing.
Australia has no federal policy other than what’s left of the RET. Zero, zip, nada. Perhaps Canberra could learn from the states?
Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.
ABC political editor continues ill-informed campaign against wind and solar, now claiming that 20% is the limit for wind energy.
The biggest problem facing Australia’s National Electricity Market is that it has no management team. But someone has to accept responsibility for the mess.
What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.
Australia’s electricity grid looks likely to progress more systematically to a cleaner more secure future thanks to Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Here’s why…
AEMO report sets out pressing challenges facing Australian electricity networks in future, looks to past for solutions.
A new software platform in Germany lets utilities buy and sell “regional electricity” by connecting up small producers with consumers.