I can’t believe it’s not b[e]tter?… spreads getting better in NSW

The Federal Government announced this week that they will step into the electricity market (through the state-owned Snowy Hydro) to build up to 1,000MW of gas-fired generation to fill the gap left by the Liddell Power station for the 2023-24 summer unless the market can demonstrate final investment on dispatchable power by 2021. It comes […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 11

Welcome to the eleventh edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our eleventh edition, and if you have enjoyed reading this article and want to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact Ben Cerini, b.cerini@cornwall-insight.com.au for more information. AEMO completes Power System Frequency Review […]

One of these things is not like the others: FCAS separation value

Energy storage has been at the forefront of conversations resulting from AEMO’s newly released 2020 Integrated System Plan (ISP). The ISP states that 6-19GW of dispatchable resources are needed to support more than 26GW of new renewables. So where will battery energy storage fit in and where will they make their money? We see from […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 10

Welcome to the tenth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our tenth edition, and if you have enjoyed reading this article and want to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact Ben Cerini, b.cerini@cornwall-insight.com.au for more information. Battery benefits greatest for both grid […]

A little respect (just a little bit): FCAS costs hit solar hardest

Wholesale energy prices may have hit some of their lowest prices in years, but the total cost of Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) skyrocketed in Q1 resulting from the South Australian Islanding event. The islanding event threw back into the spotlight the importance of understanding the costs associated with FCAS causer pays. This Chart of […]

For a Few Dollars More: more markets proposed, not all survive

There are a mountain of rule changes currently before the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), many of which will fundamentally change the manner in which the National Electricity Market (NEM) operates. In this Chart of the Week we rate the impacts and probability of implementation of the rule changes being considered as part of the […]

ESB charts direction for changes to the NEM

The below extract has been taken from our eighth edition of ‘Energy Spectrum Australia’, and if you  would like to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact enquiries@cornwall-insight.com.au for a free trial of our ‘Energy Spectrum Australia’ service. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has provided an update on […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 9

Welcome to the ninth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our ninth edition, and if you have enjoyed reading this article and want to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact Ben Cerini, b.cerini@cornwall-insight.com.au for more information. OpEN considers possible framework models for […]

When they were up they were up – have we underestimated DER

It has been a big couple of months for Distributed Energy Resources (DER), especially in relation to the policy and regulations that will play a large role in how these assets are controlled in the future. Over the last month we have seen Energy Networks Australia release their Open Energy Network Project position paper (OpEN […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 8

Welcome to the eighth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our eighth edition, and if you have enjoyed reading this article and want to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact Ben Cerini, b.cerini@cornwall-insight.com.au for more information. ESB charts direction for changes to […]