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Articles by Dan Lee

Jemena publish 2016 Distribution Annual Planning Report

Jemena’s 2016 Distribution Annual Planning Report (DAPR) details the past years performance of Jemena’s electricity network, summarises the asset management, demand forecasting and network development methodologies adopted by Jemena, and presents forecast electricity demand for the forward planning period (five year planning period from 2017 to 2021). The report states…


Overview: Queensland volatility 1-2 Feb 2017

A very volatile couple of days in Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday last week, with respectively 12 and 20 dispatch interval (5 minute) prices exceeding $1,000/MWh, and average daily prices of $406/MWh and $781/MWh. Independent energy market consultant, Allan O’Neil posted a quick overview of the events on WattClarity here.




Expressions of interest period extended for Powering Sydney’s Future Project

TransGrid and Ausgrid’s joint venture, the ‘Powering Sydney’s Future Project’ has had it’s expressions of interest closing date extended to Friday the 3rd February 2017.  The extension will allow stakeholders an additional three weeks for submissions in response to non-network specifications detailed in the Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR). In…



Adjusting production schedules to lower energy costs

Industrial manufacturing businesses can save over 30% on electrical bills, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 5%, by adjusting production schedules, according to US research. “Manufacturing enterprises can take advantage of critical peak pricing (CPP), a demand response technology, in the transition towards smart electric grid to significantly lower…



SA Power Networks publish Demand Side Engagement Strategy

In accordance with the requirements of clauses 5.13.1 (g) – (h) of the the National Electricity Rules (NER), SA Power Networks have released their Demand Side Engagement document. The document details SA Power Network’s strategy for: enabling the connection of embedded generators to their network; engaging with non-network solution providers; considering…