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NEM reform: do you ignore the rules, change the rules or change the game?

The transformation from a conventional to renewables based electricity system has revealed multiple technical and operational challenges, not the least of which is the very design of the electricity market itself. There is general agreement that the existing design of the National Electricity Market is, at best, incomplete. Solving this has become an intellectual and …

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Brave new grid

Yesterday as Australians were sitting down to eat their Sunday roast at lunchtime, a once unusual thing was happening in the National Electricity Market: the wholesale price of electricity in every state in the NEM went negative. The cause was modest weekend demand combined with clear skies and ripping winds across the market. The extreme …

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