Policy https://www.energy.gov.au/ en Energy Security Board outcomes from 23rd Energy Council Ministerial Meeting https://www.energy.gov.au/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/energy-ministers-publications/energy-security-board-outcomes-23rd-energy-council-ministerial-meeting <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Energy Security Board outcomes from 23rd Energy Council Ministerial Meeting</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>kathleen.smith</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2021-10-07T09:34:30+11:00" title="Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 09:34" class="datetime">Thu, 2021-10-07 09:34</time> </div> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publication date</h4> <div class="field__item"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-03-23T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Monday 23 March 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At its meeting on 20 March 2020, COAG Energy Council was briefed on a comprehensive plan for reliability, security, networks and affordability in the NEM.</p> <p>The plan would be coordinated through the post-2025 market design project and involve 3 key phases of program development and delivery, as follows:</p> <p>1. Immediate Actions (12-18 month) including:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Interim <a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210603145000mp_/http://www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/publications/immediate-reliability-and-security-measures">Reliability Measures</a></p> </li> <li> <p>Interim <a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210603145000mp_/http://www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/publications/immediate-reliability-and-security-measures">Security Measures</a> including national standards for distributed energy resources</p> </li> <li> <p>Action to implement priority <a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210603145000mp_/http://www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/renewable-energy-zones">Renewable Energy Zones</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210603145000mp_/http://www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/actionable-isp">Actionable ISP Rule Changes</a></p> </li> <li> <p>Governance of <a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210603145000mp_/http://www.coagenergycouncil.gov.au/energy-security-board/distributed-energy-resources">Distributed Energy Resource (DER) national Technical Standards</a></p> </li> </ul> <p>2. Intermediate deliverables relating to development of Ahead Markets, Two-Sided Markets and Access Reform via Coordination of Generation and Transmission Investment (COGATI), were to be developed for decision at the framework level by the end 2020 with implementation for some aspects likely ahead of 2025.</p> <p>3. Longer term deliverables relating to investment signals, aging thermal generator strategy and initiatives relating to development of DER markets with implementation after 2025.</p> <p>Ministers approved action to implement the short term interim measures and endorsed the work on intermediate and longer term measures.</p> <p>Further work would also be undertaken to review the methodology used in national transmission pricing.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-html-version field--type-link field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publications</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210603145000mp_/https://energyministers.gov.au/sites/prod.energycouncil/files/publications/documents/ESB%20COAG%20Outcomes%20Diagram.pdf">ESB Work Program (PDF 127KB)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ministers-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Categories</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/694" hreflang="en">Policy</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 22:34:30 +0000 kathleen.smith 3768 at https://www.energy.gov.au Actionable ISP Final Rule Recommendation https://www.energy.gov.au/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/energy-ministers-publications/actionable-isp-final-rule-recommendation <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Actionable ISP Final Rule Recommendation</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>kathleen.smith</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2021-10-07T13:18:05+11:00" title="Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 13:18" class="datetime">Thu, 2021-10-07 13:18</time> </div> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publication date</h4> <div class="field__item"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2020-03-27T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Friday 27 March 2020</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At the COAG Energy Council meeting on 20 March 2020, the Energy Security Board (ESB) presented a set of changes to the National Electricity Rules (Rules) to convert the Integrated System Plan (ISP) into action. Ministers agreed to these rule changes (the National Electricity Amendment (Integrated System Planning) 2020 – ISP Rules). The ISP Rules are intended to streamline the regulatory processes for key projects identified in the ISP whilst retaining a rigorous cost benefit assessment.</p> <p>Under the ISP Rules, AEMO will conduct an extensive and transparent consultation process in order to publish an ISP at least every 2 years. The ISP modelling would be designed to meet a set of defined power system needs, and also public policies that meet specified criteria. When selecting the optimal development path for the power system, AEMO would adopt a methodology that manages risk and uncertainty in the long-term interests of customers.</p> <p>In response to stakeholder feedback, the ESB introduced 2 new checks and balances since the Consultation Draft ISP Rules:</p> <ul> <li> <p>an expert ISP consumer panel to advise AEMO during the development of the ISP </p> </li> <li> <p>an AER transparency review at key points in the ISP process.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The ISP will provide the overarching cost benefit analysis and risk assessment that specifies the identified need and one or more credible options to be considered in the Regulatory Investment Test for Transmission (RIT-T). The role of the RIT-T is to undertake a cost benefit analysis focussing on different technical solutions by looking in detail at engineering aspects, refining costs, considering alternate options, and staging. </p> <p>The ISP replaced the Project Specification Consultation Report (PSCR), identifying the need that the transmission network investment should meet, together with a recommended project (called an ISP candidate option) that should be considered by the RIT-T. TNSPs will be required to publish a Project Assessment Draft Report (PADR) by the date set out in the ISP (not less than 6 months after the publication of the final ISP), unless the AER approves a request for an extension.</p> <p>An ISP project that has passed a RIT-T can commence a revised contingent project process that enables the AER to consider the revenue required for the ISP project.</p> <p>The ISP Rules include the following key changes to the National Electricity Rules:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Converting the requirement for AEMO to prepare the National Transmission Network Development Plan (NTNDP) each year into a new regime for AEMO to prepare an ISP at least every two years including a draft stage allowing consultation.</p> </li> <li> <p>Integrating the ISP with existing planning processes conducted under the NER by TNSPs, such as the production of Transmission Annual Planning Reports.</p> </li> <li> <p>Changing the RIT-T rules for ISP projects to streamline the process to recognise the work that would already have been done for the ISP and avoid duplication of planning and modelling by the TNSPs.</p> </li> <li> <p>Enabling actionable ISP projects that have passed the RIT-T to be able to commence a revised contingent project process.</p> </li> <li> <p>Rules to deal with transitional issues, including recognition of the 2020 ISP as meeting the new rules and the application of the new rules to RIT-Ts currently underway.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The South Australian Energy Minister makes the rules by publishing them in the South Australian Government Gazette. The rules commenced on 1 July 2020.</p> <p>The AER completed the <a href="https://www.aer.gov.au/networks-pipelines/guidelines-schemes-models-reviews/guidelines-to-make-the-integrated-system-plan-actionable">Guidelines to make the integrated system plan actionable</a> in August 2020.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-html-version field--type-link field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publications</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210407113023mp_/https://energyministers.gov.au/sites/prod.energycouncil/files/publications/documents/ESB%20Actionable%20ISP%20Rule%20Changes%20%E2%80%93%20Response%20to%20Submissions.pdf">Actionable ISP Rule Change - Response to Submissions (PDF 627KB)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210407113023mp_/https://energyministers.gov.au/sites/prod.energycouncil/files/publications/documents/ESB%20Actionable%20ISP%20Rule%20Changes%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf">Actionable ISP Rule Changes - Fact Sheet (PDF 391KB)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210407113023mp_/https://energyministers.gov.au/sites/prod.energycouncil/files/publications/documents/ESB%20Decision%20Paper%20%E2%80%93%20Actionable%20ISP%20Rule%20Changes.pdf">Actionable ISP Rule Changes - Decision Paper (PDF 886KB)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20210407113023mp_/https://energyministers.gov.au/sites/prod.energycouncil/files/publications/documents/ESB%20Final%20Approved%20ESB%20Recommended%20National%20Electicity%20Amendment%20%28ISP%29%20Rule%202020.pdf"> Final Approved ESB Recommended National Electricity Amendment (ISP) Rule 2020 (PDF 747KB)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ministers-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Categories</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/694" hreflang="en">Policy</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 Oct 2021 02:18:05 +0000 kathleen.smith 3772 at https://www.energy.gov.au Post 2025 Market Design for the National Electricity Market (NEM) https://www.energy.gov.au/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/energy-ministers-publications/post-2025-market-design-national-electricity-market-nem <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Post 2025 Market Design for the National Electricity Market (NEM)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>simon.prout</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2021-10-27T16:16:33+11:00" title="Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 16:16" class="datetime">Wed, 2021-10-27 16:16</time> </div> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publication date</h4> <div class="field__item"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2019-03-22T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Friday 22 March 2019</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>COAG Energy Council tasked the Energy Security Board (ESB) with developing advice on a long-term, fit-for-purpose market framework to support reliability that could apply from the mid-2020s.</p> <p>The ESB needed to recommend any changes to the existing market design or recommend an alternative market design to enable the provision of the full range of services to customers necessary to deliver a secure, reliable and lower emissions electricity system at least-cost. Any changes to the existing design or recommendation to adopt a new market design would need to satisfy the National Electricity Objective. The forward work plan was approved by the COAG Energy Council at its December 2018 meeting.</p> <p>Any significant changes to the electricity market design would need to be well considered, including substantial input from stakeholders and detailed consideration of alternative market designs.</p> <p>Further information regarding the scope of the project can be found in the document below. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-html-version field--type-link field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publications</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://web.archive.org.au/awa/20211005075149mp_/https://energyministers.gov.au/sites/prod.energycouncil/files/publications/documents/ESB%20-%20Post%202025%20Market%20Design%20-%20Scope%20and%20Forward%20Work%20Plan%20-%2020190322.docx.pdf">Post 2025 Market Design - Scope and Forward Work Plan (PDF 205 KB)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ministers-categories field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Categories</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/694" hreflang="en">Policy</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ministers-council-priority field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Energy Ministers priority issue</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/683" hreflang="en">Governance</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 05:16:33 +0000 simon.prout 3839 at https://www.energy.gov.au National Energy Transformation Partnership https://www.energy.gov.au/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/national-energy-transformation-partnership <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">National Energy Transformation Partnership </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>simon.prout</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2022-08-12T15:42:56+10:00" title="Friday, August 12, 2022 - 15:42" class="datetime">Fri, 2022-08-12 15:42</time> </div> </span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Publication date</h4> <div class="field__item"><div class="text-secondary"> <i class="far fa-calendar-alt mr-1"></i> <time datetime="2022-08-12T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Friday 12 August 2022</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The National Energy Transformation Partnership (the Partnership) is a framework for Commonwealth, state and territory governments to work together on reforms to help transform Australia’s energy system to achieve net zero by 2050.</p> <p>The Partnership is underpinned by a shared vision:</p> <p><em>Australian governments will work together to maximise the economic opportunities of the clean energy transformation, ensure reliable and affordable electricity, and deliver the greatest benefits for Australian households, businesses and communities.</em></p> <p>The Partnership reports to the <a href="https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/working-groups/national-energy-transformation-partnership/incorporating-emissions-reduction-objective-national-energy-objectives">Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council</a> (ECMC), the decision-making body for energy, climate change and adaptation reforms.</p> <h2>Priority themes</h2> <p>The Partnership is guided by the following priority themes that address barriers to the successful transformation of Australia’s energy systems:</p> <ul> <li>Planning for adequate energy generation and storage</li> <li>Understanding demand evolution</li> <li>Coordinating gas and electricity planning</li> <li>Enhancing energy security management</li> <li>Evaluating enabler requirements</li> <li>Accelerating nationally significant transmission projects</li> <li>Strengthening energy governance architecture</li> </ul> <p>The Partnership brings together a series of interrelated work streams that aim to address these priority themes and support the smooth transformation of Australia’s energy systems. Delivery of work under the Partnership is supported by relevant <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="b2d6dc3d-e315-46d0-a205-429da7f0286b" href="/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/working-groups" title="Working groups">ECMC Working Groups</a> made up of officials from the Commonwealth and state and territory governments.</p> <h2>Actions</h2> <p>Priority work agreed under the Partnership is underway, including:</p> <ul> <li>establishing a new <a href="https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-supply/capacity-investment-scheme">Capacity Investment Scheme</a> to accelerate the deployment of firmed renewable power</li> <li>agreeing <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjrrYr91JKBAxV_s1YBHSjUA8YQFnoECBcQAQ&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcceew.gov.au%2Fenergy%2Frenewable%2Frewiring-the-nation&amp;usg=AOvVaw1JqhEgsetsltwdOUqR8reM&amp;opi=89978449">Rewiring the Nation</a> support with Victoria, Tasmania, NSW and Western Australia to provide concessional finance and facilitate the timely delivery of major transmission projects, offshore wind projects and Renewable Energy Zones</li> <li>developing a <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="90b71246-3f24-4674-a9ef-f730a9acea7e" href="/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/working-groups/first-nations-engagement-working-group/first-nations-clean-energy-strategy" title="First Nations Clean Energy Strategy">First Nations Clean Energy Strategy</a> in partnership with First Nations communities and organisations to help ensure First Nations people have a say in the energy policies and programs in the transition to net zero</li> <li>progressing a National Energy Workforce Strategy (NEWS) to help forecast the <a href="https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-workforce">workforce capabilities and needs</a> to deliver the energy transformation</li> <li>incorporating <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="7805cc27-a14d-4eb8-960d-a2390b05ea76" href="/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/working-groups/energy-governance-working-group/incorporating-emissions-reduction-objective-national-energy-objectives" title="Incorporating an emissions reduction objective into the national energy objectives">an emissions reduction objective into the national energy objectives</a> to give Australia’s energy market bodies the capacity to consider emissions reduction in their work</li> <li>collaborating on energy security management, including cyber security and fuel availability.</li> </ul> <p>The government will continue to consult with industry and community stakeholders to inform the implementation of work streams under the Partnership.</p> <h2>Read more</h2> <p><a href="https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-and-climate-change-ministerial-council/working-groups/national-energy-transformation-partnership/incorporating-emissions-reduction-objective-national-energy-objectives">Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/australias-energy-strategies-and-frameworks">Australia's energy strategies and frameworks</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.dcceew.gov.au/climate-change/strategies">Australia’s climate change strategies</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-documents field--type-file field--label-above"> <h4 class="field__label font-weight-bold mt-3 mb-1">Documents</h4> <div class='field__items'> <div class="field__item"> <div class="table-responsive"> 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05:42:56 +0000 simon.prout 4110 at https://www.energy.gov.au