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09 Feb 2017

The South Australian Power Outage in Three Simple Charts

40,000 South Australian electricity customers were without power yesterday and the market operator was forced to shed load.

The South Australian Power Outage in Three Simple Charts

40,000 South Australian electricity customers were without power yesterday and the market operator was forced to shed load. This article explains what happened via three simple charts.

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21 Oct 2016

Presentation to the EUAA’s South Australian Energy Forum on 19 October

On 19 October 2016 our CEO, Hugh Bannister, presented to the EUAA’s South Australian Energy Forum event in Adelaide with title: What’s Happening with Wholesale Electricity Prices in South Australia?

Presentation to the EUAA’s South Australian Energy Forum on 19 October

Events in recent months in South Australia have focused government and industry attention on how the cost and security of electricity supply are being affected by the push to renewables.

Our CEO, Hugh Bannister, joined with the South Australian Energy Minister and other senior industry people to review these issues during this forum in Adelaide on 19 October.  Hugh’s presentation concluded with some policy options that could improve outcomes in future.  While there are solutions to the problems that have been highlighted in South Australia in recent months, they do require a focused policy response.

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10 Oct 2016

Seminar Presentation to the AIE Symposium 2016 on 10th October

On the 10th October, our CEO, Hugh Bannister joined other senior electricity industry people to present to a packed seminar, run by the Australian Institute of Energy.

Seminar Presentation to the AIE Symposium 2016 on 10th October

Our CEO, Hugh Bannister, joined other senior electricity industry people to present to a packed seminar run by the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) on 10 October, 2016.

The topic was the Renewable Energy Target (RET), whether it could be achieved and what might happen beyond.

The events in South Australia in July and September provided a compelling background to the discussion.

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30 Sep 2016

Keynote Presentation to the IEEE POWERCON 2016 on 30 September

On 30 September 2016 our CEO, Hugh Bannister, presented to the IEEE POWERCON event in Wollongong with title: Can the National Electricity Market Survive New Technology?

Keynote Presentation to the IEEE POWERCON 2016 on 30 September

On 30 September 2016 our CEO, Hugh Bannister, presented to the IEEE POWERCON event in Wollongong with title: Can the National Electricity Market Survive New Technology?

You can download the Power Point slides from our website here.

For more information about this event, please visit IEEE POWERCON website: http://www.ieee-powercon.org/

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29 Aug 2016

Presentation to the EUAA Victorian Energy Forum on 24 August

On 24 August our CEO, Hugh Bannister, presented to the EUAA’s Victorian Energy Forum. Using a sequence of NEO charts covering the period of market volatility in South Australia in June and July, 2016, his presentation takes a forensic look at the factors that drove those events.

Presentation to the EUAA Victorian Energy Forum on 24 August

On 24 August our CEO, Hugh Bannister, presented to the EUAA’s Victorian Energy Forum.  Using a sequence of NEO charts covering the period of market volatility in South Australia in June and July, 2016, his presentation takes a forensic look at the factors that drove those events.

Hugh demonstrated the relative importance of a period of high load due to a cold snap, low wind output, gas plant withdrawal from the market and interconnector outage as key factors driving the market volatility.  Overlaying this was tightness in the gas supply and the closure of Northern Power station, although this closure can be attributed more to the rising cost of mining Leigh Creek coal than to the high penetration on wind in South Australia.

Hugh concluded his presentation with some suggestions for policy responses. His presentation along with those of other presenters at the Forum can be found at http://euaa.com.au/victorian-energy-forum-2016



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01 Jun 2016

Presentation to Vietnamese Delegation on Australian Electricity Market Experience

On 19 May 2016, IES hosted a delegation from the Vietnamese electricity sector. The delegates were senior representatives from the regulatory body (ERAV), Electricity of Vietnam Holding Group (EVN) and the country’s five regional power corporations.

Presentation to Vietnamese Delegation on Australian Electricity Market Experience

On 19 May 2016, IES hosted a delegation from the Vietnamese electricity sector. The delegates were senior representatives from the regulatory body (ERAV), Electricity of Vietnam Holding Group (EVN) and the country’s five regional power corporations.

IES presented to the overseas guests on significant NEM milestones and outcomes to date.  There was interest and extensive discussion on contracting and retail competition as well as how NEM traders hedge against spot market price volatility and demand uncertainty. The delegates also appreciated the discussion on NEM contemporary challenges such as network regulation and the integration of new technologies.

The team’s Australian visit was part of the preparation for the Vietnam Wholesale Electricity Market (VWEM), pilot operations of which have been scheduled from 2016 to 2018 and full operation from 2019. IES has been assisting with the VWEM detailed design and rules drafting.

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15 Jan 2016

Workshop to Ministry of Industry Trade on the Vietnam Wholesale Electricity Market

IES and SW Advisory present at MOIT Workshop on Vietnam Wholesale Electricity Market

Workshop to Ministry of Industry Trade on the Vietnam Wholesale Electricity Market

IES and SW Advisory present key features of Vietnam’s Wholesale Electricity Market to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi on 14 January 2016.

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11 Jan 2016

Myanmar Energy Master Plan Launched in Nay Pyi Taw – 8 January 2016

On 8th January 2016, the Myanmar’s National Energy Management Committee (NEMC) officially launched the Myanmar Energy Master Plan.

Myanmar Energy Master Plan Launched in Nay Pyi Taw – 8 January 2016

IES is pleased to announce that on 8th January 2016, the Myanmar’s National Energy Management Committee (NEMC) officially launched the Myanmar Energy Master Plan at a ceremony at Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, following an address by vice president U Nyan Tun.

Work on the Energy Master Plan, the product of work undertaken by IES in association with MMIC, commenced in 2014 under Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Energy under Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction administered by Asian Development Bank.  The integrated plan sets out strategies to ensure a sustainable, affordable and secure supply of energy for Myanmar over the longer-term.  These strategies take account of existing infrastructure, fuel supplies, availability of resources, competency in terms of technology and price, cooperation between the government, public and private sectors, environmental and social factors.

The government, ministries, international non-government organisations, private associations and the ADB collaborated to develop the Master Plan. 

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13 Apr 2015

Upcoming IES Users Group 2015

IES will be holding a free Users Group on May 5th - 6th, 2015 for PROPHET and NEO products at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel.

Upcoming IES Users Group 2015

A free IES Users Group will be held in Sydney on Tuesday May 5 and Wednesday May 6, 2015. The seminar  is to introduce new features of all our range of products and services.

Day 1 will have sessions running for PROPHET.
Day 2 will have sessions running for NEO products.
Detailed agendas for both of the days can be found at the event's registration page.

Limited seats are available, so if you are interested in attending either or both of the seminars, please RSVP by registering for each day separately by clicking on the Register link below.
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The event will be held at the Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel. Free shuttle buses will be available from the Sydney domestic airport to the hotel. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, please contact IES at ies@iesys.com or (02) 9436 2555.

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