The use of renewable methane gases in gas power station technology looks to be an attractive alternative to large scale pumped hydro facilities, and the amount of gas required is relatively small. This would avoid the need for large dam developments and make use of agricultural capabilities, repurposing of gas infrastructure and provide long-term, skilled jobs for the power industry and regional workers….
Oakley greenwood new modelling indicates that carbon neutral methane gases (biomethane and renewable methane) show major economic potential for integration in the transition to net zero. Read more here.
The Total Environment Centre (TEC) commissioned OGW to re-consider the applicability of a local use of system (LUoS) tariff for grid-side batteries operating in the low-voltage distribution network. We found that a much simpler and more economically efficient price signal would be provided by a cost-reflective tariff with two-way pricing that includes both charges and credits.
This is the first release of three OGW Research Analysis papers planned. This paper is focused on the economics and roles of renewable gases in transitioning to a net zero emission energy sector in Australia. Read more here.
Jim Snow writes a 2 page article regarding the overwhelming case for Renewable Methane Manufacture
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…