Welcome to the February 2018 issue of the NEEA Electricity Update, the companion publication to the National Energy Emissions Audit Report. The Electricity Update presents data on electricity demand, electricity supply, and electricity generation emissions in the National Electricity Market (NEM). This month’s issue covers data to the end of January 2018.
Each issue of Electricity Update contains a more detailed discussion of one or two particular issues relating to the electricity system.
In this issue, we provide some general background information on how the mix of generation types in each of the five state regions of the NEM has changed over the past ten years, highlighting the both the similarities and differences between states. A graph illustrating how the Hornsdale “big battery”, in South Australia, is being used to “time shift” wind generation from periods of low demand and low price to later times of high demand and price is also presented.
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel points out, in this interview, the need for Australia to develop better storage systems and reflects on the recent report from ACOLA. California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, also warns Australia to pursue demand side...Read more
Research showed that one-quarter of Sydney respondents were open to consolidating property for sale with neighbours. However, consolidated lot sales are not part of the business model of most real estate agencies, local government, or property developers. It’s an area where the...Read more
With regard to separation of food scraps for composting, this research identified that there are two important aspects often overlooked when the focus is only on behaviour: 1. Policy makers need to ensure that there are socio-technical systems supporting diverse groups of people...Read more
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the peak national body representing gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Australia, Energy Networks Australia, have partnered to develop an Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap (the Roadmap).
Australia is seeking to design a ‘reliability mechanism’ as part of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee. This working paper provides analysis and suggestions on how to design the mechanism and how it might work.