January 30, 2011

Renewable Energy Integration into the Australian National Electricity Market: Characterising the Energy Value of Wind and Solar Generation

by Nicholas Boerema, Merlinde Kay and Iain MacGill

- This paper examines how key characteristics of the underlying wind and solar resources may impact on their energy value within the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM). Analysis has been performed for wind generation using half hour NEM data for South Australia over the 2008-9 financial year. The potential integration of large scale solar generation has been modelled using direct normal solar radiant energy measurements from the Bureau of Meteorology for six sites across the NEM.

Boerema, N., M. Kay and I. 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 Report No. 88, Sept 2010.