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The Integration of Wind Generation within the South Australian Region of the Australia National Electricity Market


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  • Cutler, Nicholas
  • MacGill, Iain
  • Outhred, Hugh
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    The analysis presented in this research report is intended to provide insights into likely outcomes of expanding wind generation in South Australia and other regions of the National Electricity Market (NEM). Under the recently legislated expanded renewable energy target, and to improve our understanding of wind integration, this report assesses the interaction between wind generation, electricity demand and regional spot prices. Market data from current installed wind generation in South Australia over the most recent year were analysed. Our results suggest that electricity demand currently has the greatest influence on spot prices. Fluctuating South Australian wind generation levels, however, do have a significant secondary influence.

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    Paper provided by Australian National University, Environmental Economics Research Hub in its series Research Reports with number 94887.

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    Date of creation: 10 Nov 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:eerhrr:94887

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    Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;


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    Cited by:
    1. Nicholas Boerema & Merlinde Kay & Iain MacGill, 2010. "Renewable energy integration into the Australian National Electricity Market: Characterising the energy value of wind and solar generation," Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports 1088, Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
    2. Cutler, Nicholas J. & Boerema, Nicholas D. & MacGill, Iain F. & Outhred, Hugh R., 2011. "High penetration wind generation impacts on spot prices in the Australian national electricity market," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 5939-5949, October.
    3. Boerema, Nicholas & Kay, Merlinde & MacGill, Iain, 2010. "Renewable energy integration into the Australian National Electricity Market: Characterising the energy value of wind and solar generation," Research Reports 107740, Australian National University, Environmental Economics Research Hub.


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