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    Peak raise regulation FCAS volumes drop by 72MWs

    Analysis from Cornwall Insight Australia shows an evident change in regulation Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) enablement from December onwards, with a 72 MW drop in FCAS volumes. December 2019 to March 2020 average volume peaks at approximately 315MW while 12 months later it peaks at 242MW. Overall, there is...

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    Battery storage increasingly setting the price in FCAS markets

    Research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows a clear trend in regulation raise price setting in the Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) market with respect to battery storage. In fact, in Q119, batteries were only involved in ~2.22% of instances. This has increased to ~3.73% in Q120 and is now at...

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    Solar power responsible for paying 20% of total FCAS regulation costs

    Latest research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows that solar farms are responsible for paying somewhere between 10%-20% of total regulation FCAS costs in any given month (see Figure 1). This is disproportionate to solar’s energy generation in the NEM, which in FY20, was only ~3%. In contrast, wind is far...