Where do we go now…. Sweet child o’ mine?

On 6 November the Victorian government announced the commitment to deliver, along with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the largest battery in Australia 300MW. The Geelong battery is contracted under AEMO’s System Integrity Protection Scheme (SIPS) allowing an additional 250MW to flow across the interconnector and respond to network outages during summer (the contract […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 13

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our thirteenth 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. COAG Energy Council sets out DER […]

Your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards

Policy and regulation changes in the National Electricity Market continue to accelerate with around 26 active rule changes underway. This week we wanted to look at the quantitative impact of one of the most talked about issues in the NEM this year – System Strength. There are currently 3 rule changes dealing directly with system […]

Don’t’ stop me now don’t stop me, ‘Casuse I’m having a good time

The news continues to be dominated by new renewable projects signing Power Purchase Agreements and the Integrated System Plan that is forecasting 28GW of new capacity is required by 2040. So if we are already seeing average curtailments for renewable projects of 5% across the National Electricity Market (NEM) in FY20 then how are we […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our twelfth 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. Synchronous machines are infeasible to satisfy […]

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 […]