Executive Director, Mr. Greg Thorpe’s report on the impact on generators of Optional Firm Access has been released by the AEMC as part of a package or reports and the AEMC’s draft recommendation to COAG not to proceed with Optional Firm Access in the current environment.
The Impact of Late Rebidding on the Provision of Demand Response by Large Electricity Users in the NEM
Where rebidding reduces the financial returns from Demand Response or makes it difficult for large end users to respond in a way that allows them to use their DR as they had planned, it may discourage both current and potential providers of Demand Response.
This report describes the set of grid services delivered by typical electricity distribution networks, and provides an initial empirical estimate of the value that the grid provides to users of rooftop solar PV systems, and a rooftop solar PV system provides to the grid.
Oakley Greenwood were engaged by Electranet to provide and independent review of and advice regarding the reasonableness of the approach taken by ElectraNet in conjunction with SA Power Networks in determining the revised set of connection point demand forecasts that serve as the basis for ElectraNet’s revised Revenue Proposal which is to be submitted in January 2013.
Oakley Greenwood were engaged by IPART in conjunction with Hunter Water Australia to undertake a detailed review of the forecast operating and capital costs for the water and waster water facilities of Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council in NSW.
Oakley Greenwood has prepared this independent thought piece as an input to both the public debate and the supporting organisations’ consideration of policy options.