Distributed energy resources (DER) – rooftop PV and battery storage (including electric vehicles which make storage moveable) – can provide material economic benefits to the electricity supply chain. However, accommodating increased levels of DER may require capital expenditure to augment the distribution system.
Pricing for the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources. Read the full summary report here.
Australian Energy Daily published the below article outlining that the retailer lobby group the Australian Energy Council has commissioned a report showing that most consumers would benefit more from a reference price than a default market offer. Read more here.
AEMO is performing a scoping study to explore additional enhancements to the Natural Gas Services Bulletin Board (Bulletin Board). Read more info here.
A new Oakley Greenwood report has found that the majority of customers in South Australia are not interested in paying more for higher levels of electricity supply reliability. The report quantified Australian customers’ willingness to pay for additional reliability in their electricity supply, and their willingness to subsidise improvements in areas that receive materially lower levels of supply…
Hydro Tasmania has recently released the report “Battery of the Nation: Analysis of the future National Electricity Market, April 2018” to which Oakley Greenwood contributed. Read the report inside.
Rod authored a chapter on changes to the structure and commercial aspects of the gas transmission industry in the 2017 Gas Price Trends Review. Read more here.
A discussion paper prepared by Rod Johannessen has been released by the COAG Energy Council on the gas transmission sector. Read more here.
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.
It is interesting to consider the impacts and opportunities on the gas industry from the Finkel Review recommendations. Check out what our Gas team has to say.
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”