Retail applications on track for another year of big growth

Its been 8 months since we last took a look at the new registrants in the retail electricity sector in Issue 2 of our Chart of the Week. This week we look at whether the growth in retail licence applications has continued and what sectors new retailers are focusing on. On 1 May 2020, Octopus […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 7

Welcome to the seventh edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our seventh 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. AEMC releases more details on CoGaTi […]

COVID’s inverse duck effect

We are now a whole month into lockdown across Australia due to COVID-19 and in a better position to take a look at the impacts of COVID19 on the National Electricity Market (NEM). In our Chart of the Week Issue 29 two weeks ago, we looked at the demand curve across March and into the […]

A tale of two cities: batteries vs pumped hydro & solar vs wind

On 1 April 2020 the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released the final Marginal Loss Factors (MLFs) for 2020-21. In this chart of the week we look at how the MLFs have changed and which assets benefited the most. If we look closely at the MLF results over the past decade there is a clear […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 6

Welcome to the sixth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our sixth 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. NSW releases its 10 year plan […]

Guess who’s back… Batteries are back… back again

As an update to our previous Chart of the week back in October last year, when we looked at the revenues generated by the then operational battery storage assets, this week’s Chart of the Week examines if these revenue streams have changed and what the drivers behind those changes are. At the time, there were […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 5

Welcome to the fifth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our fifth 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. Coal-fired plant proposed for Queensland to […]

Too low for zero: I’m on a losing streak

On the morning of 6 February 2020 AEMO issued market notice 73857 in response to the enduring islanding of the SA network informing the market that when SA demand falls under 800MW a number of generators, including more than 500MW of wind and 300MW of solar will be constrained down to zero. The periods of […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 4

Welcome to the fourth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our fourth 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 considers Victoria-NSW interconnector options The […]

“Feel the flow”: changing interconnection dynamics post Liddell

Interconnection in the National Electricity Market is playing an increasingly important role in balancing supply and demand as locational constraints, high renewable penetration zones and fossil fuel failures or retirements are changing the nature of electricity flows in the market. Already this summer we have seen the risk that NSW faces when the supply/ demand […]