Entries by Stephanie Bashir

Accelerating Commercial & Industrial Demand Side Participation in NSW

Commercial and Industrial energy users the answer to NSW Government jitters over Eraring closure  Our report highlights an underutilised opportunity for the NSW Government to take advantage of Demand Side Participation (DSP) to not only provide additional ‘insurance’ over the coming years to allow the timely closure of Eraring coal-fired power station but also a win-win for consumers.  Nexa Advisory’s report provides actionable recommendations about how the NSW Government can take advantage of C&I DSP. According to the report, C&I Distributed Energy Resources (DER) can play a significant role […]

Accommodating Financeability in the Regulatory Framework

Background  In April 2023, the AEMC received a rule change request from the Honourable Chris Bowen MP, Commonwealth Minister for Climate Change and Energy that sought to address the foreseeable risk that financeability challenges could arise for actionable Integrated System Plan (ISP) projects.  To address the perceived financeability risk faced by TNSPs, the Minister proposed […]

NSW renewable energy planning delays and opportunities

The current slow pace of Australia’s clean energy transition – generation, storage and transmission build and connection – is putting electricity security, reliability and affordability at risk, in the short and long term. There are very real concerns that we will fail to meet national and New South Wales renewable energy and emissions reduction targets. […]

Nexa Advisory submission to NSW Orderly Exit Framework

Our submission in response to the NSW Government’s Orderly Exit Framework Mechanism (OEFM) outlines: NSW Government’s great progress over the last six months towards meeting its goals under the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap. The slow build out of transition delivery and impact this has on the roadmap and continuous delivery. The risks and issues associated […]

The real cost of delaying or cancelling VNI West

New electricity transmission infrastructure is the missing link in Australia’s transition to clean energy. Transition is as much about energy security, reliability of supply, and cost of living pressures on Australians, as it is about climate targets. There is broad recognition in Australia of both the urgent need to replace ageing coal-fired generators and the […]

Cutting off solar isn’t the answer

Australia is a world leader in both rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment and in its research and development. Australians love rooftop solar. They love the cost-of-living impact, they love the climate impact, and they love the control over their electricity costs and supply. Installing rooftop solar PV reduces power costs, and a household or business’ […]

Victoria’s Emergency Backstop Mechanism – Consultation Paper

Summary & Recommendations Victorians have embraced rooftop solar PV and batteries supported and encouraged by the Victorian government. In adopting Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Victorians are helping to reduce their electricity costs while supporting the clean energy transition. However, the social licence necessary for control and disconnection of DER has not been secured. The need […]

Putting the Power in People’s hands

Distributed Energy Resources – a key contributor to the clean energy transition Accelerating the take up of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Australia could help Australia meet its renewable energy and emissions reductions targets, by circumventing the bottlenecks being faced in developing and connecting large-scale renewable energy generation and its associated transmission. Australia is a […]

TRANSMISSION CONTESTABILITY IN AUSTRALIA- Enabling the Clean Energy Transition

New modelling contained in a Nexa Advisory report shows about $13 billion could be slashed from electricity costs by opening up Australia’s transmission market to competition. Close to $1 billion ($952 m) in capital cost reductions would come as a result of opening the transmission market to globally proven non-incumbent transmission entities, who have the […]