• Low carbon generation

    Germinating: The growth of onshore wind and solar PV pipeline capacity since March 2020

    The application window for Contract For Difference (CfD) Allocation Round Four (AR4) closed on 14 January. While we await news on the timetable and next steps for the auction, this 'Chart of the week' takes stock of how the pipeline for onshore wind and solar PV has developed since the...

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | 3 2 1… fight: VRE and price cannibalisation in NEM

    In the last decade, the rapid decline in deployment cost of variable renewable energy (VRE) generation capacity has given renewables an advantage over fossil fuels for new builds as highlighted in ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2020’ report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In the report, Australia has...

  • Low carbon generation

    Australian Chart of the week | SA is breaking records… but the ducks are everywhere

    Recently, there has been a lot of commentary on minimum demand levels/ the ‘duck curve’ in South Australia (SA). This due to the state with its minimum demand breaking record three times in a month. In this Chart of the week, via a time-of-day analysis, we analyse other regions of...