Submission on Vicgrid Options Assessment Method to Offshore Wind Transmission in Gippsland and Portland
Victoria’s transition to renewable energy requires the timely construction of new transmission lines to enable upcoming offshore wind farms to connect to the grid. Delays to transmission means delays to these projects, which keeps Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions high, contributing to greater climate impacts.view Download
Submission on the Essential Services Commission’s Land Access Code of Practice draft determination
Victoria has set targets of reaching 65% renewable energy by 2030 and 95% by 2035. These targets are commendable and represent an essential element of the state’s response to the climate crisis. Because much of the state’s best wind and solar resources do not overlap with the previously dominant source of electricity (ie. Latrobe Valley brown coal generators), Victoria’s transition to renewable energy requires the timely construction of new transmission lines to enable wind and solar farms in other parts of the state to connect to the grid. Delays to transmission means delays to wind/solar projects, which keeps Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions high, contributing to greater climate impacts.view Download
Submission on the proposed State Code 23 (Wind Farm Development) and associated Planning Guidance
The Clean Energy Council welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the draft State Code 23: Wind Farm Development (the draft Code) and associated Planning Guidance (the draft Guidance).view Download
Submission in response to proposed Southern Ocean region offshore wind area
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the proposed Southern Ocean area for offshore renewable energy projects as published by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environmental and Water (DCCEEW).view Download
Senate Inquiry into Residential Electrification Submission
Home and business electrification is not only critical to the net zero goals of our energy systems, but it is also one of the cheapest ways to transition to a modern economy driven by renewable and clean energy.
Australian households have played a large and important role in driving the decarbonisation of our electricity system. This will need to continue if we are to meet our net zero goals by 2050 and the growing demand from the phase out of oil and gas in transportation and buildings. A rapid transition to electrifying homes and encouraging the uptake of consumer energy resources (CER) is required.view Download
Submission on Community Engagement Review Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner (AEIC)
The Clean Energy Council made some critical recommendations around State Governments and the newly established NetZero Authority getting involved earlier in engagement and for the Federal Government to work with the Clean Energy Council on education, minimum expectations, and exploring ways the industry can require adherence to standards.view Download
Submission to the AEMC Directions Paper on Unlocking CER benefits through flexible trading
The CEC submission supports the AEMC’s decision not to progress the proposed model of multiple Financially Responsible Market Participants (FRMPs e.g. retailers or aggregators) for residential and small business premises due to the implementation challenges and related costs that would come with introducing AEMO’s proposed model (FTM2).
The CEC submission highlights other ways to unlock CER benefits, which should be prioritised above this proposed rule change.
Submission to the AEMC Consultation Paper: Integrating price-responsive resources into the NEM
The CEC submission supports improved visibility but argues the CER market is still in its infancy and that implementing a visibility model should be considered in the wider policy context of CER reform, including the SRES to capture batteries and orchestration.