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The Weekly Dispatch: Firming fears

In this Weekly Dispatch: Last week saw a stretch of very low wind across the NEM. David Osmond notes that it’s the lowest wind output in the renewable NEM simulation to date. El Nino has ended. The QLD opposition has…

The Weekly Dispatch: Made in Oz

In this Weekly Dispatch: CSIRO has conducted a survey of Australian attitudes to the energy transition. ZEN Energy has proposed a 1 GW/8 GWh pumped hydro project upstream of the Warragamba Dam. Alinta CEO Jeff Dimery says that the energy…

The Weekly Dispatch: Valuing emissions reduction

In this Weekly Dispatch: Ministers have published the methodology for calculating the Value of Emissions Reduction as an average of the escalated ACCU price and IPCC abatement figures. The resulting interim values range increase from $70/tonne in 2024 to $420/tonne…

The Weekly Dispatch: Solar surge

In this Weekly Dispatch: The Queensland Government has released the Renewable Energy Zone Roadmap. It aims to support 22 GW of new renewable capacity in up to 12 REZs across Queensland. The Federal Government has announced $1 billion investment for…

The Weekly Dispatch: Running out of gas

In this Weekly Dispatch: The Draft DMO determination shows (real) reductions in the DMO across all regions after 2 years of sharp increases. The 2024 GSOO shows risks of gas supply shortfalls arising on extreme peak demand days from winter…

The Weekly Dispatch: Driving change

In this Weekly Dispatch: The CEC published Clean Energy Australia 2024. The report notes record financial commitments for storage in 2023 but finds that utility-scale renewables are being deployed at about half the required rate to meet targets. The Electric…

The Weekly Dispatch: International Women’s Day

In this weekly dispatch, it lands on International Women’s Day so we will celebrate by talking to some of the Women at Endgame.   Introduce yourself and role at Endgame: Olivia Filipe Hi! I’m Olivia and I’m a graduate analyst…

The Weekly Dispatch: Moving the goal post

In this Weekly Dispatch: South Australia brings forward its renewable target to net 100% renewables by 2027 Minns announces $275 million in clean energy grants for manufacturers The AEMC released draft rules that will allow large consumers to have separately…

The Weekly Dispatch: Florence is on the move

In this Weekly Dispatch: The ABC provides an update on Snowy 2.0. Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s largest PPA agreement to power its Gladstone assets. Over at WattClarity, Allan O’Neil gets into the weeds of dispatch during the loss of…

The Weekly Dispatch: System stress

In this Weekly Dispatch: AEMO has released a preliminary report into the trip at Moorabool during a storm which left 500,000 customers in Victoria without power. CS Energy releases technical report into the Callide explosion in 2021. They also provide…