The Energy Security Board (ESB) recently consulted on their proposed Data Strategy. The Data Strategy includes 32 recommendations across four pillars.
For more than 180 years, AGL has been innovating with our customers to deliver increasingly simple and convenient experiences that provide choice, value and flexibility.
The key decision-makers in integrating Distributed Energy Resources into our electricity system.
The rule change request submitted by the AEC on 15 December 2018 seeks to increase the participation of smaller generators in central dispatch to enable improved management of the power system and the efficient operation of the market.
Home batteries can play a key role in helping energy consumers take control of their energy usage and costs.
Integrating household batteries and solar into our energy system so that consumers can benefit from sustainable and affordable energy.
AGL has provided a submission in response to an AEMC consultation on rule change requests from TransGrid and ElectraNet which seek to change the economic regulatory framework for Integrated System Plan (ISP) projects.
To recognise International Day of People with Disability (3 December), two of our Disability Working Group members – Chris Nicholson-Doyle and Flora McGrath – share their experiences of living with, and caring for people, with a disability.
AGL has provided a submission in response to the release of the exposure draft of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 as part of the cybersecurity reforms.
AGL has provided a submission to the Gas Reservation Scheme Issues Paper released by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
AGL has provided a submission for a rule change requested by AEMO seeks to improve and clarify AEMO's existing maintenance coordination function in the NGR, and to remove the inconsistency between the NGL and the NGR with regard to the definition of producer and storage provider.
Chris Goodyear, Head of Legal – Major Projects, Operations and People, recently shared some of his experiences at AGL and how, as a business, we’re overcoming complex challenges and delivering exceptional outcomes for our customers and communities.
AGL recently responded to the NSW Government Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (the Department) consultation on proposed changes to the NSW Social Programs for Energy Code.
AGL has made a submission in response to the AER’s Position Paper on the 2021-22 Default Market Offer for electricity customers in New South Wales, South Australia and South East Queensland.
AGL’s submission on the proposed amendments to South Australia’s Emergency Management Act 2004 (EM Act)
AGL recently responded to the South Australian government’s draft Emergency Management (Electricity Supply Emergencies) Amendment Bill 2020 (Draft Bill) which proposed changes to the EM Act.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission's (AEMC) Retailer of Last Resort (RoLR) review consultation.
AGL welcomes the AEMC’s draft rule to implement a framework for affected participant compensation for frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) losses.
AGL welcomes the AEMC’s proposed clarifications to the rules governing how market participants are compensated for the services they are directed by AEMO to provide.
At AGL, we believe progress is powered by our people. That’s why we’re showcasing our People Promise and the unique employee experiences we offer our people right across the business.
Our path towards reconciliation includes the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – which we will launch later this year – but our vision remains to nurture respectful partnerships and create meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Alisha Bailey, Head of Digital Product and Experience in AGL’s Future Business and Technology team was recently awarded Digital Experience Leader of the Year in the 2020 Women in Digital Awards. Read her story.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Governments Data Availability and Transparency (DAT) Bill. Read more here.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet recently updated the Cyber Security Subplan arrangements to align with the new State Emergency Management Plan.
AGL recently responded to the AEMC’s rule change proposal for the Bill Contents and billing requirements rule change request from Minister Angus Taylor.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules amendments.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)’s draft reports on the performance and competitiveness of the NSW retail electricity and gas markets in 2019-20, published on 29 September 2020.
AEMO reviews the allocation of the fees it incurs as the market operator every three to five years to ensure gas and electricity market participants are charged the fees on a simple cost-reflective basis.
As part of the Energy Security Board's post 2025 market design process the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is proposing to introduce locational marginal pricing (LMP) and financial transmission rights (FTRs) into the NEM.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Energy Security Board’s Post-2025 Market Design Consultation Paper. The Post 2025 Market Design project provides a critical opportunity to assess and update the design of the National Electricity Market, to ensure it is fit for purpose for the energy transition that is underway.
From lighting Australia’s first gas street lamp in Sydney in 1841 to embracing new technology, we’ve been innovating to support Australian communities for more than 180 years. Today, we’re collaborating with customers, startups, entrepreneurs & other businesses to spark new ideas about how we better serve our customers.
AGL’s response to the Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme activities, credits and targets
In September 2020, the South Australian Government published a further Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) focused on the activities, credits and targets of the REPS.
AGL recently responded to the Treasury Law Amendments (Measures for a later sitting) Bill 2020: amendments of the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
AGL made a submission to the AEMC's Integrating Energy Storage systems into the NEM consultation which considers a rule change proposal by AEMO to include two new participant categories in the NER.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Victorian Government’s VRET 2 market sounding consultation.
AGL supports regulatory sandboxing to accelerate innovation and deliver greater benefits to consumers
In 2019, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) provided advice to the COAG Energy Council on regulatory sandbox arrangements to support proof-of-concept trials in the national electricity and gas markets, including proposed draft rules to implement these changes.
Through the Energy for Life program, AGL has developed ‘Energy Advice Packs’ which contain information and advice for households about available support, retailer hardship programs and simple tips to save energy around the home.
The Western Australian Energy Transformation Taskforce is currently consulting on one aspect of its Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Roadmap, that sets out the WA Government’s forward vision for the integration of the DER into the WA market over the next five years.
AGL calls for balanced decision-making in the development of technical standards for distributed energy resources
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is consulting on the content of initial minimum distributed energy resource (DER) technical standards.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Energy Security Board’s (ESB) consultation on the Interim Reliability Measure amendment to the RRO Trigger.
When our VPP customers check their billing, they can now also see performance data about their solar & battery system. Hear more about this Australian-first digital experience from Dylan Verheijden, one of our unique customers who's also on the team behind the tech!
Today we’re pleased to announce our support for intersex communities across Australia and New Zealand by affirming the Darlington Statement.
We’re constantly examining the way we work to ensure that our people remain as safe as possible – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We believe progress is powered by our people and we’re here to support them – always. Creating a flexible workplace means we can support our people to work in a way that best suits them.
This week, AGL committed to The Valuable 500, a global collective aiming to improve disability inclusion and accessibility. This makes us the first Australian energy company to join the collective!
A virtual power plant – it sounds so futuristic! And while VPPs are definitely part of our energy future, the concept is simple – and happening right now.
AGL recently responded to a consultation paper from the Department of Home Affairs on the reforms to critical infrastructure and systems of national significance as part of National Cyber Security Strategy.
AGL recently responded to the Victorian Default Offer 2021 Consultation Paper released by the Essential Services Commission, as part of its process for setting VDO prices to apply from 1 January 2021.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Energy Security Board Renewable Energy Zones Planning consultation paper.
After more than 40 years, Wayne Godfrey – one of our longest-serving people – is retiring. Energy was a different world when he began – what did it look like?
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration consultation.
Our progress is powered by people – so we’re here to support them however we can. Denise Ooi shares her unique story about flexibility.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) maintaining life support customer registration when switching rule change.
In the lead up to Father’s Day this Sunday, we caught up with Bryce Binnie and Daniel Vlahovic – two of our working parents – to see how COVID-19 has changed their perception of flexible working and allowed them to spend more time with their families.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Consumer Data Right (CDR) Energy Rules Framework consultation.
Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are. But for Olivia – AGL’s first Pinnacle Foundation scholarship recipient – growing up as an LGBTI+ person in the Latrobe Valley wasn’t always easy.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) System services rule changes consultation paper.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) Issues Paper, which considers semi scheduled generator rule changes as directed by the COAG Energy Council.
What do a civil engineer, a concert pianist, and a marketing creative have in common? They’re our Entrepreneurs in Residence – three people charged with coming up with unconventional solutions to the future’s problems.
Big data increasingly influences our daily lives. It takes someone with a very particular set of skills to interpret that data and turn it into results for our customers and communities – someone like Sarah Dods.
For almost two centuries, AGL has been focused on innovating to enhance the lives of Australians. Our Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett, explains how this is central part of our FY20 results.
The Victorian Essential Services (ESC) Commission is currently consulting on ways to improve the timeliness of negotiated electricity connections.
Our strategy and our Climate Statement come together in the belief that Australia’s energy future will be affordable and smart. Importantly, it will be low emissions based, helping tackle climate change.
Our Community team is made up of unique people who talk to communities and ensure their ideas and issues are heard. But what happens when communities are shut down by COVID-19 restrictions? You find a solution.
Submission in response to the ESC's draft decision on supporting energy customers through the coronavirus pandemic 2020
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s (ESC) draft decision on supporting energy customers through the coronavirus pandemic 2020 released on 30 June 2020.
AGL recently made a submission to the Energy Security Board in response to its consultation paper on governance of Distributed Energy Resources technical standards.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s consultation paper on the rule change request submitted by the Australian Energy Market Operator on the creation of a subordinate instrument for a minimum technical standard for distributed energy resources.
Volunteering is vital always – but never more so than in the middle of COVID-19, when communities and charities are doing it tough. Our WA team is leading the way – and it’s reaping unexpected benefits.
AGL’s response to the Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme regulatory framework and activities
In June 2020, the South Australian Government published its Consultation Paper on the proposed Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme regulatory framework and activities.
AGL's submission in response to the AEMO's consultation on compensation for market participants affected by intervention events
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on compensation for market participants affected by intervention events, which considers two rule change proposals from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
AGL's submission in response to the AEMC's compensation for directions for services other than Energy and Market ancillary services
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on compensation following directions for services other than energy and market ancillary services, which considers a rule change proposal from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
Butane is a useful gas, with almost limitless applications. In fact, you’ve probably used some today already with your own hands. And now we’re using it in a world-first to power one of our Queensland sites in a more sustainable and efficient way.
Today we light up millions of homes and businesses. But in 1837, we had a much humbler mission: light up the Sydney streets with gas lamps.
As the renewables market continues to mature, our generation portfolio is continuing to evolve so it can best meet the needs of the market with flexible and firming generation and storage.
AGL recently made a submission in response to the SA Government’s Consultation on Regulatory Changes for Smarter Homes, a copy of which is available here.
30 km of coal conveyors feed AGL Loy Yang. What happens when you need to clean spillage, but the right tool for the job doesn’t exist? If you’re the operators at Loy Yang, you draw on our history of supporting innovation – and you make your own.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to comment on this RIS, which provides a useful insight into some of the potential implications associated with the energy market transition, including maintaining power system security in a high renewables penetration scenario.
AGL recently made a submission in response to the AEMC’s 2020 Electricity network economic regulatory framework review Approach Paper, a copy of which is available here.
Through COVID-19 and the recession, charities are forced to do more with less. Our people are finding innovative solutions to continue supporting the causes that are important to them – like virtual volunteering to help those experiencing homelessness.
Balancing your career and your responsibilities as a parent is tough – and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Nat Pinder interviewed for a job while seven months pregnant – and as the best candidate for the job - she got it.
AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s consultation on amendments to the Electricity Distribution Code relating to customer service standards.
Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. One of our strategic partners, The Smith Family, helps young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.
In November 2019 the NSW Government released the NSW Electricity Strategy. The NSW Energy Security Target & Safeguard Consultation Paper, which was released in May 2020, seeks feedback on the implementation of the Strategy’s Energy Security Target and the Energy Security Safeguard.
On 26 June, AGL made a submission in response to the WA Energy Transformation Taskforce’s Energy Transformation Strategy: Proposed Changes to the Electricity Networks Access Code, Consultation Paper, May 2020.
On 16 June, AGL responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) interested party consultation regarding the Clean Energy Council’s (Applicant) Solar Retailer Code reauthorisation.
On 15 May, AGL made a submission in response to Energy Policy WA’s draft Behind-the-Meter Code of Practice (BTM Code), that has been developed alongside the proposed WA regulatory framework for alternative electricity services.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) deferral of network charges rule change request.
AGL has made a submission in relation to the Australian Energy Regulator’s Issues Paper on the regulatory proposals from the five electricity distribution networks in Victoria for five year period from 1 July 2021.
In May 2020, the Commonwealth Government published its Technology Roadmap Discussion Paper: A framework to accelerate low emissions technologies. A copy of the paper is available here.
Perth Energy’s 120 MW Kwinana Swift Power Station underwent some delicate maintenance recently… involving us physically lifting the entire generator out of its housing. Have a look inside.
The Energy Security Board (ESB) recently published a consultation paper for an Interim Reliability Measure in the NEM.
As an essential service provider and a large employer in regional communities it’s important that we create shared value by partnering with the communities where we operate. We’ve asked them what they think and what they’d like to see from us.
COVID-19 has disrupted the way many of us work. How do we balance making sure our people are safe – while making sure our graduates and apprentices aren’t disadvantaged by circumstances out of their control?
We’re partnering with Voices for Power to help improve energy literacy within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
As we transition into a new energy future, climate-related risks are a major consideration. That’s why we regularly model future scenarios in accordance with the TCFD.
AGL recently responded to the draft Designation Instrument for energy Consumer Data Right (CDR) released by Treasury on 6 May 2020.
The rise of renewable energy and the demand on the national grid is changing. There’s a pivotal need for generation that’s flexible – and that can respond to sudden peaks in demand within minutes. Why is that important – and what does it look like?
Many of us are currently balancing work, parenting, and remote schooling due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Even Mother’s Day looked a little different this year!
AGL recently responded to the Inquiry into future directions for the Consumer Data Right (CDR) announced by the Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the 2020 Review of the Emissions Reduction Fund Consultation Paper.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to make a submission in response to the COAG Energy Council’s Review of the Energy Security Board.
Safety is our number one priority on our generation sites. That’s why we put in place wide-ranging measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 onto our sites, which generate power for millions of Australians.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) investigation into system strength frameworks in the National Electricity Market (NEM) discussion paper.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly changed fundamental aspects of our daily lives. Many of us are working – and kids are studying – from home. At the same time, many services and businesses – for example, restaurants, shops, gyms, libraries - have had to close their doors, at least temporarily. So what is the cumulative impact of all these changes on electricity supply across the National Electricity Market (NEM)?
As an essential service provider, our people work in some of the toughest places on Earth – like the isolated, remote, 50°C Cooper Basin. But be it there, or in your home or business, safety is paramount.
AGL recently responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) consultation on amendments to the Consumer Data Right (CDR) Rules ahead of the banking implementation on 1 July 2020.
How many dollars does it take to change tens of thousands of light bulbs? We know exactly how many: $500,000, every year, just in maintenance costs. That’s one of many reasons we’re upgrading our power station lighting to long-lasting LEDs.
COVID-19 has sent shockwaves around the world. A major concern for employees and employers alike is: how can we best protect people while they do their jobs?
This year marks the third year of the Gill Owen Essay Prize – a prize for young Australians who seek to build on Dr Owen’s legacy by discussing changes to policy which could improve our future outlook for energy efficiency and social equity – two areas in which Dr Owen campaigned tirelessly.
AGL's submission to the AER in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on the determination of the Default Market Offer Price for 2020-21
AGL has provided a submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on the impact of COVID-19 on the determination of the Default Market Offer Price for 2020-21.
Tomorrow is Anzac Day, a day when we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who have served in wars, conflicts, peacekeeping, and disaster operations – especially those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The use of drone technology is rapidly growing, from amateur enthusiasts to trained and qualified pilots in steel caps inspecting industrial sites.
We're all feeling the burden of these challenging and uncertain times. As governments and businesses introduce new measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic, many of us find ourselves pondering the increasingly personal impacts of this 'new normal' – particularly those with caring responsibilities.
Over the past few weeks, working from home has become the norm for millions of people around the world.
AGL recently made a submission in response to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) 2020 Retail Competition Review: Electric Vehicles Issues Paper, a copy of which is available here.
AGL recently responded to two consultations run by CSIRO’s Data61 – the data standards body (DSB) for the Consumer Data Right (CDR).
It’s an unusual time for all of us. We know many of our customers are faced with an uncertain future as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which in many cases comes with increased financial stress.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Statues Amendment (Electricity and Gas) (Energy Productivity) Bill 2020 (the Bill). Read more here.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to be realised across the world – but people in Australian communities are stepping up to the crease to lend their mates a hand – however they can. One of those people is one of our people – Gary Cox, Business Improvement Specialist in our operational division.
AGL recently responded to the Data Standards Body (DSB) Data61’s technical consultation on electricity endpoint URI’s for the Consumer Data Right. You can read our full submission here.
AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s (ESC) consultation on back billing requirements on retailers and distributors.
We’re working responsibly and following the best advice from the government and medical authorities on COVID-19. Many of our people have roles that allow them to work from home, and those people are working remotely. But many of our people need to be on site to do their jobs and can’t work from home. Amanda Richardson is one of those people turning up at site to keep the lights on for millions of Australians.
AGL recently responded to the South Australia Government’s consultation on planned interruptions of energy supply derogation from the National Energy Retail Rules.
AGL welcomes the opportunity to provide comments to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) in relation to the Draft Determination on the Default Market Offer (DMO) Price for 2020-21 as published on 10 February 2020.
The energy sector is infamously jargon-heavy, and even with a handy glossary of terms at your fingertips it can often be a tough slog reading about developments and issues in the energy industry. One rather abstract term cropping up more frequently is the ‘duck curve’ – but what is a duck curve? And what does it have to do with energy?
AGL recently responded to the ESC’s proposal on setting the maximum cap for embedded networks at the Victorian Default Offer (VDO). You can read our full submission here.
While AGL operates some of the biggest solar farms in Australia, there’s no doubt the smaller projects can have a big impact too – like the solar and battery system on the Devil Ark conservation facility in remote NSW.
How often do you find a mother and son working together in the new renewable energy sector? Well, that’s what Marion and Ken Birt do – and it works for them.
Generating energy for millions of Australians means AGL has operations in local communities across Australia - from the Western Downs to the Latrobe Valley, Mount Beauty to the Hunter Valley, and Torrens Island to Broken Hill.
AGL’s General Manager Data & Analytics, Dayle Stevens, talks with our Executive General Manager Group Operations, Doug Jackson, about the opportunities that big data presents for energy companies.
The devastating bushfire season has been unprecedented. Our communities on the eastern coast have now endured three extreme weather events back to back. There's been drought, the wide-spread bushfires, and – most recently – heavy rain and floods.
AGL’s submission to the AEMC System restart services, standards and testing draft rule determination
AGL has made a submission in response to the AEMC's System restart services, standards and testing draft rule determination.
At its meeting on 22 November 2019, the COAG Energy Council agreed to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (Commission) Final Report recommendations and asked the Commission to provide advice on the required rule changes.
AGL has made a submission to the AER on Jemena Gas Networks’ revised revenue proposal for the 2020-25 regulatory period.
AGL's submission to the AEMC's draft determination rule: Introduction of metering coordinator planned interruptions
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC’s) Draft Determination and Rule (Draft Rule) ERC0275: Introduction of metering coordinator planned interruptions.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Short Term Forward Market draft determination (Draft Determination).
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on the review of consumer protections in an evolving market for both new energy and traditional retailers.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft determination on the Victorian Jurisdictional Derogation to the Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) contracting arrangements.
AGL supports the introduction of an interim mandatory PFR requirement to address declining frequency performance in the National Electricity Market (NEM), while further reforms are implemented to appropriately value and reward provision of frequency control services. Our views on more detailed aspects of the draft rule are set out below.
Cyberattacks are a growing problem in the energy sector overseas. The first known successful cyberattack on a power grid happened in the Ukraine in December 2015 using phishing emails with attached hidden malware – it blacked out approximately 230,000 houses.
In November 2019, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) released a Green Hydrogen Discussion Paper is designed to inform the Victorian Hydrogen Investment Program (VHIP). A copy of that paper is available here.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed changes to the Victorian Energy Upgrades.
As the energy mix in Australia continues to evolve to incorporate the rapid growth of renewable generation, new technologies are required to support, enable, and push us into the future. While this technological evolution can be as large in scale as turning cities that mine the earth into cities that mine the sun, it can also be much closer to home – like the evolution of the humble electricity meter.
AGL recently responded to the ACCC’s consultation paper on the participation of non-accredited third-party service providers within the Consumer Data Right (CDR) framework.
AGL Energy (AGL) commends the South Australian Government for its consultations on tenant access to energy efficiency technology in the private rental market and welcomes the opportunity to make a submission.
AGL recently responded to the Queensland Government’s consultation on the review of Queensland’s energy legislation – options paper.
As an essential service provider and one of Australia’s oldest companies, we take our role in in the community seriously. We’re committed to our purpose, ‘Progress for Life’, which is a relentless determination to make things better for our customers, our communities, our planet, and our economy.
AGL has a long history in Australia – we’re 184 years old. And for many people, it’s almost a family business – just ask Jim and Jonathan Schroeter.
Broken Hill is one of the oldest cities in Australia. The Silver City has been a mining town for more than a century. And according to AGL’s Adam Mackett, Broken Hill and nearby Silverton are going to continue being mining towns for decades to come – but they’re going to mining something very different.
The rapid uptake of renewable generation in Australia – especially rooftop solar, which ANU notes is the largest per-capita in the world – means our energy mix is evolving faster than ever.
While Australian consumers continue to lead the world in the uptake of solar installations, the market for other distributed energy resources (DER) is also maturing, including with respect to battery energy storage systems and electric vehicles.
On 20 December 2019, AEMO published its Draft Report and Determination that sets out AEMO’s proposed approach to implementing the NEM customer switching reforms that would facilitate faster customer switching times.
According to a recent report by the ANU Energy Change Institute, Australia has about 9 GW of roof mounted solar PV deployed, which is by far the largest per capita rooftop-PV deployment in the world1. So how do energy retailers and infrastructure engineers ensure that people feel confident that their new solar panel, or their battery, or their electric vehicle charger is safe and performs as advertised? This is where Standards Australia comes in.
AGL has made a submission to the AER on SA Power Networks’ revised revenue proposal for the 2020-25 regulatory period.
AGL broadly supports the draft ISP rules, however believe that further consideration or clarification is still required on several issues, including the ongoing role of the Australian Energy Regulator.
AGL supports the AEMC’s draft determination which provides AEMO will flexibility to refine and improve the existing marginal loss factor framework and methodology.
AGL recently responded to the Essential Services Commission Victoria’s (ESC) draft decision on clear and fair contracts. The draft decision includes 18 individual draft decisions for the implementation of recommendations 4A-4E and 3A of the Independent Review of Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Victoria (Thwaites review), as well as additional matters relating to back-billing and VDO messaging on bills.
The past few months have been tough. We have all been touched by the bushfires – no matter how far from the firefronts we may be, it is impossible to not be moved by the scenes spread across the news and on social media – and, for some, right on their doorstep.
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is currently consulting on whether its distribution network expenditure assessment framework is fit-for-purpose to assess distributed energy resources (DER) integration expenditure (Consultation Paper).
AGL recently responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) draft rule on regulating conditional discounts. We believe that there is currently insufficient evidence to support a decision by the AEMC at this time.
AGL Energy (AGL) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) Draft rule determination on improving transparency and extending the duration of the medium-term projected assessment of system adequacy (MT PASA). AGL has also considered ERM Power’s interim submission to the draft rule in preparing this submission.