The Economic Impact of High Energy Prices in Australia

Energy Policy Institute of Australia Policy Paper #2: The Economic Impact of High Energy Prices in Australia” was guest authored by Executive Director and Adjunct Professor (UQ) Jim Snow in February 2014 and is getting a new airing with the whole debate on the costs of electricity and gas in Australia and its impacts on businesses and consumers.


Timely paper from Tim Ryan – Investing in security of water supply: Lessons for the electricity industry

Timely paper from Tim Ryan, Principal Consultant reminding us not to make the same mistakes as the water industry with knee jerk investments in power system stability as blackouts hit consumers and concern is raised about grid stability with renewables.


Vale Jim McDonald

It is with great sadness we say farewell to close colleague, friend and mentor Jim McDonald – rest in peace and our thoughts are with your family and Di especially


Assessment of Prudency and Efficiency for Multinet Gas

MG has engaged Oakley Greenwood to provide an independent opinion as to the prudency and efficiency of MG’s actual capital expenditure for the above two categories of capex, in the context of the requirements of the Rules (Rule 79 in particular).


AMI transition charges review for Jemena Electricity Networks (Vic)

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is responsible for determinations under the AMI Order – in
– Council (AMIOIC) — a regulatory instrument that determines what costs Jemena Electricity
Networks (Vic) Ltd.
will recover for AMI

related expenditure
and how that recovery should


Sports Betting and Corporates: Changing the face of wagering

New paper on Sports Betting and Corporate has been released by Principal Consultant, Tim Ryan looking at the impacts of the sports betting phenomenon


Adjunct Professor by the University of Queensland

Executive Director Jim Snow has been conferred with the honorary title of Adjunct Professor by the University of Queensland working with their Energy Initiative led by Professor Chris Greig


Tasmania Energy Forum on Gas Prices

Jeff Thong, Principal Consultant presented to the Tasmania Energy Forum on Gas Prices and observations about the potential use of gas in Tasmania for energy security and power supply in the longer term.


Revised calculation of reasonable efficient competitor costs report

This report has been prepared by Principal Consultant, Tim Ryan and Executive Director, Lance Hoch for the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal as part of its review of wholesale water and sewerage prices.


CIGRE working group report into international capacity mechanism

Greg Thorpe and Alex Cruickshank from Oakley Greenwood were part of the working group for capacity mechanisms: needs, solutions and state of affairs.


Toward Fixed Price Retail Electricity Contracts

Paper published in Energy Source and Distribution Magazine “Toward Fixed Price Retail Electricity Contracts”


Gas price trends report 2006-2015 v2

The opaque nature of Australia’s wholesale natural gas markets and the deregulation of natural gas retail markets in most states and territories mean there is limited information in the public domain about the gas prices paid by industrial and residential customers. This report is intended to help fill this information gap and inform market participants, consumers and policy development.


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