This report compares the other countries' electricity prices to the prices paid by households in Australia’s contestable retail markets. And it develops an econometric analysis of the South Australian data to identify how South Australia’s prices have been affected by renewables and coal generation closure.
In the future there will be an increased uptake of solar and battery systems in the residential sector, driven by falling battery costs and increasing electricity tariffs. The increased uptake means we need new methods to forecast electricity demand when considering these technologies.
This paper has achieved this goal using a two stage model.
There are a number of factors accelerating the uptake of residential battery systems in Australia, these include: falling battery cost, increased energy prices and lower solar export rates. Given the new interest, it is important to analyse the optimal capacities of residential battery systems, for a standard Australian households.
Estimation of the demand of an urban precinct, related to Electricity, Transport, Waste and Water (ETWW), is a necessary step toward the delivery of quality living environments where daily activities can be conducted in a sustainable manner.
Demand estimation for services and facilities is an important component of urban development, being required for the determination of the level of provision and coverage of infrastructure and related facilities to serve the needs of present and future populations.
Impact Pathways represent specific areas of impact that CRCLCL expects to have in transforming the low carbon built environment. Our projects and activities translate across eight impact pathways, which are linked to our three integrated research programs; Integrated Building Systems, Low Carbon Precincts and Engaged Communities.