Pixie Chart of the week | AEMC discuss SA Power Networks expenditure

On 26 September, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) released a review of the economic regulatory framework in Australia. Drawing on analysis by SA (South Australia) Power Networks, AEMC identified reforms that should be put in place to ensure that distributed energy resources are integrated to avoid new network investment.

This week’s chart from Clean Energy Council shows a cost-benefit analysis of flexible export limits. This economic analysis shows net position in situations where either static limits, dynamic limits or the addition of more capacity instead of limitation.

To keep reading, please log in to your account

Alternatively, please sign up to receive free market insight online and direct to your inbox

Related thinking

Commercial and market outlook

Australian Chart of the week | Two roller coaster rides for the price of one? Preliminary vs final MLFs

In recent years, movements in marginal loss factors (MLFs) have received significant attention in the National Electricity Market (NEM). Many renewable projects in remote areas have experienced material MLF reductions as more supply connects nearby. For example, the MLF for Broken Hill Solar Farm saw a whopping 50 ppt drop...

Low carbon generation

Australian Chart of the week | SA ducks in the news (again); what about the QLD duck?

South Australia is back in the news again with the state achieving a world-first on Sunday, October 11, 2020. According to a recent update from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), between 12-1PM, solar power provided 100% of South Australia’s energy demand - a first in Australia and for any...

Net zero corporates and ESG

Australian Chart of the week | Got your money; wind shaking up the merchant revenue order?

Ideal weather conditions for wind and solar across the NEM in recent weeks saw renewables hit new highs in the National Electricity Market (NEM). A recent update from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) indicated that around noon on the 20th of August, wind and solar contributed 11.7GW - 46.5%...

Regulation and policy

Australian Chart of the week | | For a Few Dollars More: more markets proposed, not all survive

There are a mountain of rule changes currently before the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), many of which will fundamentally change the manner in which the National Electricity Market (NEM) operates. In this Chart of the Week, we rate the impacts and probability of implementation of the rule changes being...

Energy storage and flexibility

Australian Chart of the week | When they were up they were up – have we underestimated DER

It has been a big couple of months for Distributed Energy Resources (DER), especially in relation to the policy and regulations that will play a large role in how these assets are controlled in the future. Over the last month we have seen Energy Networks Australia release their Open Energy...

Low carbon generation

Australian Chart of the week | A transition period is a period between two transition periods

Australia’s energy transition enters a new decade. A big part of the first quarter has focused on greater renewable integration into the grid. Given the level of attention on these integration issues, now is a good time to review the last decade. This Chart of the week explores how black...

Energy storage and flexibility

Australian Chart of the week | Distribution networks unDER the pump

Rooftop solar has grown rapidly over the last decade, numbers indicate that almost 10GW has been installed across the NEM. However, AEMO’s projections indicate that there is still plenty more to come (~4GW over the next decade). The effects of behind-the-meter (BTM) solar on market outcomes are well documented (including...

Energy storage and flexibility

Australian Chart of the week | Guess who’s back… Batteries are back… back again

We have seen a number of Australian storage projects announced over the past four months. AGL has announced 200MW of storage with Maoneng and a further 100MW in Queensland. Neoen has also announced an upgrade to the Hornsdale Power Reserve (HPR) by another 50MW. This week's Chart of the week is an update...