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Long duration storage definition review – NSW DCCEEW

The CEC has made a submission to the NSW DCCEEW review on long duration storage definition. The CEC recognises the complexity of the task in terms of balancing short and long term system needs. However, we strongly recommend that consideration be given to the timeframes for building long duration storage solutions, so these assets are in place and fully integrated into the system when they will be most needed, in the mid-2030s onwards. We recommend the department consider how to maintain certainty for investors in all kinds of storage technologies, of both shorter and longer duration. If the department decides to move away from the legislated 8-hour duration target, it will be necessary to replace this with a signal that provides equivalent clarity and certainty for investors. We do not make a specific policy recommendation here, other than noting that it will be very difficult to develop mechanisms that can provide an equivalent level of certainty to a legislated 8-hour target.

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Submission

11 Jul

Submission on Powerlink’s roles in QLD REZ design and development

The CEC is supportive of the Queensland Government’s and Powerlink’s general approach to the development of REZs in Queensland. The concept of a ‘market led’ approach brings the potential for development of innovative solutions by harnessing the natural forces of the investment market. As with any new reform or policy approach, there will be issues to be addressed along the way. In particular, given the focus on the role of the market to drive efficient projects, the Clean Energy Council considers it particularly important that the QLD frameworks provide a reasonable allocation of risk between Powerlink and foundation generators.

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Submission

10 Jul

Submission on Accelerating Smart Meter Deployment, Draft Determination

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) sought submissions on a published a draft determination and draft rule for the Accelerating smart meter deployment rule change.

Smart meters are essential for effective integration of consumer energy resources (CER) in Australian households and small businesses, providing increased visibility and control for consumers over their electricity consumption and energy bills. The CEC is supportive of the core and supporting reforms proposed in the draft determination, aimed at maximising consumer benefits and increasing data visibility for distribution businesses.

The intended fast-track rule change ensures the proposed 2030 universal smart meter deployment target is achievable and the CEC believes this change will provide increased benefits to both consumers and industry.

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Submission

11 Jun

Submission on the Climate Change Authority’s Targets, Pathways and Progress issues paper

The Climate Change Authority invited Australians to have their say on 2035 emissions reduction targets to be included in Australia’s new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.

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Submission

11 Jun

Submission to Solar Sunshot Consultation

The Australian Government has committed $1 billion to the Solar Sunshot program, designed to commercialise Australian solar photovoltaic (PV) innovations domestically and enhance Australian solar manufacturing capacity.

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Submission

31 May

Submission on SA Power Networks Determination 2025–30

The Australian Energy Regulator sought submissions on their Issues Paper for SA Power Networks’ (SAPN) Electricity Distribution Determination 2025–30.

The CEC’s response analyses and proposes recommendations surrounding SAPN’s Consumer Energy Resources (CER) Integration Strategy within the Determination. This is supported by five business cases including, CER Integration, Network Visibility, CER Compliance, Demand Flexibility, and an Innovation Fund.

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Submission

20 May

Levelised Cost of Electricity Review

An independent report commissioned by the Clean Energy Council and conducted by Egis, a leading global consulting, construction and engineering firm, has confirmed that nuclear is the most expensive form of new energy in Australia.

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Report

18 May

Submission on draft South Australian Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Regulations

The South Australian Department of Mining and Energy sought views on draft regulations for the Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act.

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Submission

1 May