Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 16

Welcome to the sixteenth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our sixteenth 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 makes recommendations to mitigate frequency risks […]

Yesterday, [battery storage] was such an easy game to play

FCAS continues to drive the majority of revenues for battery storage in the NEM (there are five active utility-scale battery storage projects operating in the NEM; three in SA and two in VIC), however given the forecast pipeline of prospective storage projects (with two 500MW+ projects having already been announced in 2021), it is unclear […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 15

Welcome to the fifteenth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our fifteenth 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. EMO to build new DER marketplace for […]

“You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to [dispatch]”

We have had a number of contingency events this year that have stretched the electricity market to it limits including bushfires, high winds and high temperatures. These are all weather events that we can expect will continue into the future, putting continue stress onto electricity infrastructure (see CSIROs report). These are the events we saw […]

Energy Spectrum Australia | Issue 14

Welcome to the fourteenth edition of Energy Spectrum Australia. The below extract has been taken from our fourteenth 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. Energy Networks Australia argues case for gas […]

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, ‘Cause 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 […]