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Transmission Access Paper Picked Up by RenewEconomy

October 16, 2019 | Energy

Castalia recommended a simpler and more effective approach to transmission pricing and the energy transition in a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission.

With the rapidly falling cost for new renewable generation, Australia’s energy sector is in transition. Almost 50 GW of new generation wants to connect to the National Electricity Market over the next decade. Naturally enough, new power plants want to locate where there is plenty of wind or sun.

But the existing transmission system was built for a completely different power system, sending power from a small number of coal and gas deposits to urban and industrial centres. Optimising investment in the transmission infrastructure needed to support new renewables is vital to keep overall consumer costs as low as possible.

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)’s Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment (COGATI) Review is right to consider this issue. But its proposed reforms are heading in the wrong direction. They would add significant and unnecessary complexity to the market, without improving investment coordination.

Following a request from Origin Energy, Castalia has come up with a simpler and more effective approach to transmission pricing and the energy transition in Australia.

As David Leitch from Reneweconomy says:

“Do yourself a favour and read the Castalia report appended to  the Origin Energy submission. This report is the best piece of writing on the topic of electricity transmission I have ever read. It expresses exactly the way I think about the topic, but far more authoritatively… an unbiased report from an organization with no skin in the game.”

Read the RenewEconomy article here.

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+1 (202) 466-6790
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1200
United States of America

SYDNEY
+61 (2) 9231 6862
Suite 19.01, Level 19, 227 Elizabeth Street
Australia

AUCKLAND
+64 (4) 913 2800
74D France Street, Newton South
New Zealand

WELLINGTON
+64 (4) 913 2800
Level 2, 88 The Terrace
New Zealand

PARIS
+33 (1) 73 44 26 97
6 Rue Duret
France

BOGOTÁ
+57 (1) 508 5794
Calle 81 #11-08, Piso 5, Oficina 5-127
Colombia

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