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NEG modelling assumes electricity to deliver just 5% of emission cuts

NEG modelling assumes electricity to deliver just 5% of emission cuts

Given the electricity sector accounts for around one-third of national emissions, it must be asked why the government is only seeking to achieve 5% of the required abatement from the NEM.

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NEG high level design document at a glance

NEG high level design document at a glance

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Battery storage booming, but even Tesla struggling to cash in

Battery storage booming, but even Tesla struggling to cash in

Grid-scale battery storage is taking off in Australia but it is still a struggle for investors to get value from their services. The contracts for the new Victoria big batteries explain why.

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Why managing Australia's grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

Why managing Australia’s grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

The East Coast power system of Australia has the worst frequency regulation in the developed world, putting it at risk whenever an event occurs which requires its fossil fuel generators to respond quickly. Because they can’t.

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Journey to zero emissions electricity: What happens when sun don't shine, wind don't blow?

Journey to zero emissions electricity: What happens when sun don’t shine, wind don’t blow?

In part two of three-part series, we consider the question of firming variable renewable generation.

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Journey to zero emissions electricity: BAU could deliver more than NEG

Journey to zero emissions electricity: BAU could deliver more than NEG

First of three-part series examining the evolution of Australia’s electricity system to 2050, and the role of policy-makers along the way.

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Australia's biggest coal state, NSW, also biggest electricity importer

Australia’s biggest coal state, NSW, also biggest electricity importer

South Australia’s renewables grid is often criticised for relying on “imports” from other states. But no grid relies more on imports than NSW, the grid with the highest percentage of coal generation.

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If any institution needs to go, it should be AEMC, not AEMO

If any institution needs to go, it should be AEMC, not AEMO

The problem in Australia’s energy market is that – uniquely in the world – we have separate rule making and operating statutory bodies. Only one of them is based in reality.

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Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar has been installed by over 1.6 million households and is the most reliable source of steadily growing generation in the NEM.

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The long and winding road to tariff reform

The long and winding road to tariff reform

In first of three articles on electricity network tariff reform, we look at Tariff Structure Statements, and why you should care about them.

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Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania’s Liberal government flags plan to quit NEM, as bipartisan Parliamentary report concludes electricity market is broken, needs rebuilding.