NSW

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | A view of captured prices by technology in New South Wales

    This Chart of the week examines the historical captured prices of selected technologies within NSW for the last 10 years. Figure 1 shows the historical rolling monthly average of captured prices of various technologies within New South Wales against the monthly generation of variable renewable resources including small scale rooftop....

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | The wind and the sun: an old age quarrel… or friendship?

    Last week, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released the Q2 edition of its Quarterly Energy Dynamics (QED) report. A key finding in the report is the reduction in wholesale electricity prices seen last quarter. With government-supported Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) being proposed especially in New South Wales (NSW), what...

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | Now speed up, gas pedal, gas pedal: faster transition for NSW?

    Last month, the NSW government issued a call to renewable developers to respond to a Registration of Interest to develop a pilot Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in the Central-West region of the state. This REZ – with an estimated worth of $4.4 billion in private investments - is expected to...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Australian Chart of the week | VNI West RIT-T: another route-to-market for battery storage?

    Over the last week, we have been reading through stakeholder submissions to the Victoria to New South Wales Interconnector West (VNI West) Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T) Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR). For the most part, the submissions were in support of options 7 and 6 (Figure 1). However,...

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    Australian Chart of the week | From sunrise to sunset: the outlook for merchant solar

    Utility-scale solar is certainly making an impression on the NEM with the recently released Quarterly Energy Dynamics from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). It reported that Q4 2019 saw the highest grid-solar output on record. In addition, Shell announced its first foray into the world of utility-scale solar. They...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Australian Chart of the week | Is now the time to consider an operating reserve service?

    This summer has already seen a number of instances of tightening supply/demand balance across the National Electricity Market (NEM). This has consequently resulted in a range of reactions from the market operator (AEMO) and other market stakeholders. There were extreme weather events as well as fluctuating supply and disruptions. As...

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | The fire between us: the day bushfires separated NSW & Victoria

    This summer has already sprung many newsworthy events for the NEM including broader climate discussions with increased tightening of demand/supply balance. On Saturday 4 January, bushfires directly impacted the NEM. They triggered a series of supply disruptions resulting in power prices in NSW hitting value of lost load (VoLL). In...