This article was published in the Energy Source and Distribution Magazine – Mar/Apr 2018 issue.
Ahh, the NEG, the National Energy Guarantee. Resolving the policy impasse that has plagued the energy sector for a number of years is high on the to-do list of many people. Many articles are appearing summarising its intent and praising its objectives, and those views are not repeated here.
Rohan Harris observes the differences between regulatory arrangements that have up until recently been applied to electricity network businesses and water businesses. Read more here.
Executive Director and Adjunct Professor Jim Snow presented a paper at the Off Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference in Sydney on 28th March 2018 – this paper looked forensically at the concept of microgrids and embedded networks within grids as it was based on a very detailed study of an embedded network at RV Homebase in Maryborough Queensland. Check out what the paper covered.
Executive Director, Jim Snow is interviewed by ABC to shed light on the recent Gas Price Trends Review Report 2017.
Executive Director, Jim Snow attended the AICD Brisbane Lounge on Block Chain technology and Data Security on 8 March 2018.
Oakley Greenwood is pleased to announce the public release of the Gas Price Trends Review 2017 which documents Australia’s national and jurisdictional wholesale and retail gas price history from 2006 to 2017.
CIGRE have announced that Alex Cruickshank has been appointed to head up Study Committee C5 from 2018. The study committee examines market and regulation issues in the electricity industries.
Greg contributed to a session on impact of renewable technology on electricity market design.
OGW Report “Review of the Thwaites report and associated research” (Hoch and Harris) was prepared for the Australian Energy Council who claim that it “casts doubt over the analysis attached to the Thwaites Review of Retail Markets in Victoria”
It is pleasing to have been able to assist the Taskforce in its work. Oakley Greenwood, was engaged to assist the Taskforce work through the challenges facing the Tasmanian gas market in the context of overall energy security.