Tag: #Flexibility


What is it going to take and what needs to be done!?

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Mar 2021

What is it going to take and what needs to be done!?

MARCH 23 2021 — OUR ENERGY, CORTEXO & CTQ ADVISORS In this, the fifth and final article of our series, we aim to highlight some of the principles that could guide the who, what, when and how of Aotearoa New Zealand’s electricity sector meeting the challenges and opportunities of accelerated electrification. The story so far goes like this: Meeting the carbon budgets proposed by the Climate Change Commission requires a fit-for-purpose electricity system and market able to cope with the heavy lifting resulting from rapid electrification and uptake of renewable, distributed energy resources (DER). The electricity sector will not make a least-cost transition to a low emission future without a...

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The clock is ticking on electricity sector flexibility: how long have we got?

15

Mar 2021

The clock is ticking on electricity sector flexibility: how long have we got?

Meeting the carbon budgets proposed by the Climate Change Commission requires a fit-for-purpose electricity system and market able to cope with the heavy lifting resulting from rapid electrification and uptake of renewable, distributed energy resources (DER). The electricity sector will not make a least cost transition to a low emission future without a plan of action. But the broad discussion on how the electricity sector plans to evolve to support least cost electrification and decarbonisation of the economy has not really started.  People, the economy and the environment will be worse off unless a clear plan is quickly developed to guide the upgrade to the regulatory settings needed to have...

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How much could the lack of urgency in the electricity sector cost us?

07

Mar 2021

How much could the lack of urgency in the electricity sector cost us?

Meeting the carbon budgets proposed by the Climate Change Commission requires a fit-for-purpose electricity system and market able to cope with the heavy lifting resulting from rapid electrification and uptake of renewable, distributed energy resources (DER). The electricity sector will not make a least-cost transition to a low emission future without a plan of action. But the broad discussion on how the electricity sector plans to evolve to support least-cost electrification and decarbonisation of the economy has not really started. People, the economy and the environment will be worse off unless the development of a clear plan is prioritised for upgrading regulatory settings needed to support an electricity system and...

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Where is the conversation on evolving the electricity system and market needs to support a low emissions economy?

28

Feb 2021

Where is the conversation on evolving the electricity system and market needs to support a low emissions economy?

Meeting the carbon budgets proposed by the Climate Commission requires a fit-for-purpose electricity system and market able to cope with the heavy lifting required for rapid electrification and uptake of renewable, distributed energy resources (DER). There is no escaping that material changes to regulatory settings for the whole electricity supply chain are needed to meet the proposed carbon targets and maintain security and reliability of supply at least cost. Plenty has been said on the type of changes required The Productivity Commission described the type of changes required in its Low-emissions economy report from August 2018. The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) Network Transformation Roadmap published in April 2019 clearly describes...

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