NEM

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Latest Australia Benchmark Power Curve insight for Q1 2024

    Cornwall Insight Australia has released our latest NEM Benchmark power curve (NEM BPC) for Q1 2024 to our subscribers. Our latest data from our recent Australian NEM Benchmark Power Curve shows that policy settings and decarbonisation ambition is likely to lead to a temporary, but significant, increase in wholesale energy...

  • Regulation and policy

    Calm after the storm although transition begins to lag | 2023 year in review

    This year saw a return to relative calmness after the energy shocks of last year, while governments are playing an increasing role as the rate of new renewable generation lags. Spot pricing was subdued compared to last year, with no significant unexpected outages that caused sustained price spikes. Higher levels...

  • Announcement

    Offshore wind now appears in latest ISP

    The ISP also forecasts that greater flexible gas generation is needed From Cornwall Insight Australia's Energy Market Alerts service Offshore wind officially appears in the draft 2024 ISP due to state-based offshore wind targets. Figure 1 below from our latest Energy Market Alert, shows the variance in forecast generation between...

  • Announcement

    Capacity Investment Scheme boosted from 6GW to 32GW

    From Cornwall Insight Australia's Energy Market Alerts service Last Friday, the Commonwealth announced a major boost to the Capacity Investment Scheme, with the scheme now expected to deliver 32GW (combination of 9GW firming capacity and 23GW renewable generation) – up from 6GW. Cornwall Insight Australia has released an Energy Market...

  • Announcement

    What are Australia’s emissions reduction targets?

    From Cornwall Insight Australia's Energy Market Alerts service Energy laws have now been amended to incorporate an emissions reduction objective alongside the other objectives. The list of targets that the market bodies will need to consider is listed in a separately published Targets Statement. The targets currently listed cover both...

  • Announcement

    Energy prices tumble in October

    From Cornwall Insight Australia’s NEM Market Analysis report With over 700 GWh of rooftop PV added to the NEM since October last year, records were again set in NEM minimum demands along with a high instantaneous renewable penetration within the grid of 71.4%. Once again, the month’s main story was...

  • Announcement

    Emissions intensity drops for October 2023

    From Cornwall Insight Australia’s NEM Market Analysis report This October saw a 12.6% reduction in total emissions (accounting for -1.18 Mt CO2-e reduction) as solar and wind generation has increased significantly. The reduction in emissions may continue with the arrival of Fly Creek and Rye Park wind farms expected soon...

  • Regulation and policy

    Global shocks but energy transition powers ahead – 2022 year in review

    It goes without saying that 2022 has been a tumultuous year for energy worldwide, and Australia was no exception. The unprecedented suspension of the NEM in June 2022 exposed fragility in Australia’s energy market, which could not withstand the shock of high energy commodity prices caused by the Russian invasion...

  • Regulation and policy

    Energy Market Alerts service and key alerts

    Australia’s energy market is rapidly changing, with increasing renewable generation, exiting thermal plants, and new technologies on the horizon, such as hydrogen. Policymakers and regulators at the Federal and State levels are grappling with this transition. As a result, it may seem there are a bewildering number of regulatory changes...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Australian Power Price Trends to 2041

    This report provides captured power price trends for the Queensland energy market (neutral case in line with AEMO's ISP Progressive Change scenario) from 2022 up to 2041 using outputs from Cornwall Insight Australia’s latest NEM Benchmark Power Curve (BPC), published on 26 October 2022. We hope this information is of...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Cornwall Insight Australia develops 5-minute model for Benchmark Power Curve

    Cornwall Insight Australia has developed a 5-minute model for their Benchmark Power Curve (BPC), improving the granularity of their price forecasts from 30 minutes to 5 minutes dispatch for the first five years of the 30-year forecast. Cornwall Insight Australia’s BPC helps market participants understand trends in future prices and...

  • Announcement

    FCAS price curves extended to meeting increasing battery asset technical life

    Research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows that the pipeline of proposed storage projects is growing substantially to over 26GW of announced projects in the market and that the expected technical lifetime of those assets is increasing. As a result, Cornwall Insight Australia has announced an increase in its Frequency Control...

  • Announcement

    ESB and Cornwall Insight Australia provide final advice to energy ministers

    Last week, the Energy Security Board (ESB) released its recommendations for the redesign of the National Electricity Market (NEM). Cornwall Insight Australia (CIA) was engaged by the ESB to assess the potential benefit of the proposed essential system service reform package for system strength provision. The report detailed that these...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    ESB charts direction for changes to the NEM

    The below extract has been taken from our eighth edition of ‘Energy Spectrum Australia’, and if you would like to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact enquiries@cornwall-insight.com.au for a free trial of our ‘Energy Spectrum Australia’ service. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has provided an...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    AEMO: new markets & standards to help integrate renewables

    The below sample has been taken from our second edition of Energy Spectrum Australia, and if you have enjoyed reading this article and want to read more about the latest developments in the Australian energy market, please contact Ben Hall, b.hall@cornwall-insight.com,  for more information. On 1 October AEMO published an...