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 […]

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. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) […]

“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 […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 3

Welcome to the third edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our third 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 to deliver Renewable Energy Zones […]

AEMO: new markets & standards to help integrate renewables

The below extract has been taken from our second edition of Energy Spectrum Australia, 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 Hall, b.hall@cornwall-insight.com,  for more information. On 1 October AEMO published an analysis and international comparison of […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 2

Welcome to the second edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our second 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 Hall, b.hall@cornwall-insight.com,  for more information. AEMO: new markets & standards to […]

I’ve reached the top and had to stop and that’s what botherin’ me

The past few months have seen close attention paid to the curtailment of renewable generators across the NEM. We have seen AEMO limit the output of solar generators in North Western Victoria to manage voltage issues, the continuing story of wind curtailment in SA as a result of system strength. In addition, solar farms are […]

Where in the market are battery storage revenues?

Storage continues to be touted as a technology that will solve many of the issues on the grid, from providing peaking energy, correcting frequency events and providing network support. We take a look at four battery storage systems currently active in the NEM. So far we haven’t seen a battery proceed on a fully commercial/merchant […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. September has seen the energy sector undergo significant change which will seek to deliver greater opportunities for market entrants, boost competition and see Australia attract investment to meet ongoing demands in generation and supply. In this month’s Energy Perspective, Principal Consultant Ben Cerini examines the Australian […]