• Energy storage and flexibility

    A look at AEMO pre-dispatch forecasts over the last year

    The Energy Security Board (ESB), under the direction of the National Cabinet, is currently working on a number of changes that will impact how generators connect to and operate within the National Electricity Market (NEM). The Congestion Relief Market (CRM) model is one such change to how the NEM currently...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    “Each day looking for new ways to go on”: could a renewable capacity market assist hydrogen turbines?

    The rise of renewables has seen the need for additional firming capacity in order to smooth renewable output and replace coal capacity in the evening peak. The ESB and federal Ministers are currently in discussions regarding the development (or not) of a capacity market for the NEM. Interestingly from the...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    I can be your hydro baby, I can ramp away the pain

    The recent suite of energy market reforms proposed by the Energy Security Board (ESB) has prompted much discussion about the type of capacity that needs to be procured in a future NEM that seems certain to have a very high penetration of variable renewable energy (VRE). In this Chart of...