Global Insight

Each week we post an update of some of the interesting developments relating to future energy systems that have caught our eye. Within the IGov research we are focusing on developments in a number countries including Germany, Denmark, New York, California and Australia, but are also tracking developments more broadly across a number of continents. The weekly update will report on these.

  • Global Insight 23 May 2017

    May 22, 2017

    Global Insight 23 May 2017

    Global Insight 5: 23-05-2017 Our weekly round up of stories that caught our eye from around the world on energy system change. Australia AEMO and ARENA pilot project for demand response The Annual Market Performance Review 2016, released last week by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the rule-maker for the National Electricity Market (NEM), highlighted possible problems to system security and reliability within the NEM due to the current and future closures of thermal generation. Following this, the Australian Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have announced plans for a 3-year

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  • Global Insight 4: May 16th 2017

    May 16, 2017

    Global Insight 4:  May 16th 2017

    Global Insight 4: 16-05-2017 Our weekly round up of stories that caught our eye from around the world on energy system change. Australia Mini-grid trial a success AusNet Services, Victoria’s transmission operator and owner of one of the three distribution network service providers, has announced the success of their Melbourne based mini-grid trial.  The trial connected 8 homes, 2 of which had no solar or battery storage, in the Melbourne suburb of Moroolbark. Using a cloud-based mini grid control system provided by energy technology company GreenSync, the project was successfully able to disconnect and reconnect to

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  • Global Insight 3: May 9th 2017

    May 9, 2017

    Global Insight 3: May 9th 2017

    Global Insight 3: 09-05-2017 Our weekly round up of stories that caught our eye from around the world on energy system change. Australia ARENA announce new investment plan – Innovating Energy The Australia Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have released their new investment plan this week.  The plan will invest in low-carbon solutions from research and development to commercial projects concentrating on four themes – delivering secure and reliable electricity, accelerating solar PV innovation, improving energy productivity, exporting renewable energy.  The last priority will be looking at shifting Australia’s energy exports from coal and LNG to hydrogen

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  • Global Insight 2 – 02-05-2017

    May 2, 2017

    Global Insight 2 – 02-05-2017

    Global Insight 2: 02-05-2017 Our weekly round up of stories that caught our eye from around the world on energy system change. Australia ENA and CSIRO release final report of the Energy Networks Transformation Roadmap ENA (Energy Networks Australia – the peak national body representing gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution businesses) and CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – the federal government agency for scientific research) released their Energy Networks Transformation Roadmap on Friday.  They recognize the disruption that distributed energy will cause in the future and have spent 2 years researching

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  • Global Insight 25-4-2017

    April 25, 2017

    Global Insight 25-4-2017

    Global Insight 25th April 2016 Upturn in German Solar and storage sectors The solar sector in Germany is in a buoyant mood once more, as falling technology costs are driving deployment, leading to a growing domestic market for the first time since 2012.   The solar industry now claim that that costs of solar production are now half what residential or even commercial customers pay for their electricity.  This lead to an 80% year on year increase in domestic solar pv installations during the 2nd half of 2016.   The cheaper costs of solar energy production are

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