Guest Contributor: Gabrielle Kuiper

DER Specialist and IEEFA Guest Contributor, Gabrielle Kuiper is an energy, sustainability and climate change professional with over twenty years’ experience in the corporate world, government and non-government organisations and academia. She was previously the DER Strategy Specialist with the Energy Security Board. Prior to that Dr Kuiper held senior executive or senior advisory energy-related positions in the Office of the Australian Prime Minister, at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and in the NSW Government.

IEEFA: Commercial and industrial rooftop solar installs set to increase in India

A new generation of technologies is making rooftop solar even more cost effective

28 July 2021 (IEEFA India): The rate of rooftop solar capacity addition by commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers in India is expected to accelerate this year, as new and innovative solar technology solutions provide opportunities for businesses to save on electricity costs and contribute to corporate renewable energy targets, finds a new report by the Institute […]

IEEFA Australia: From coal to inverters, AEMO’s engineering vision is ambitious and necessary

Regulators and governments must increase pace to match market operator's vision of 100% renewables by 2025

George Orwell wrote “Our civilisation is founded on coal … The machines keep us alive and the machines that make machines, are all directly or indirectly dependent upon coal”. From colonisation until recently, Australia too has been dependent on coal and gas and the large spinning turbines that turn these ancient, buried resources into electrons. […]

IEEFA Australia: ESB reform of electricity system needs to plan for a zero-emissions future

IEEFA's submission to the ESB post 2025 electricity market design options

Australia has a huge opportunity to become one of the first countries to fully transition to a zero-emissions electricity system. The nation stands to benefit financially by exporting technologies and know-how developed through the transition. The Energy Security Board (ESB) post 2025 market design process seeks to reform how the electricity system operates to integrate […]

IEEFA Australia: AEMO looks to smarter ways of managing abundant solar

Acknowledges need to move to more transparent mechanism developed with stakeholder input

Australia has a growing opportunity to change how we use electricity to make the most of abundant solar in the middle of the day. The question is how best to make use of this wonderful resource, while managing system security. South Australia is at the cutting edge of this opportunity. The proportion of South Australia’s […]

IEEFA India Podcast: Meet the zero-emissions power couple – solar and electric vehicles

Exploring the potential of combining rooftop solar and EVs in decarbonising India’s transport sector

 India has ambitious plans to become a 100% electric vehicle (EV) nation by 2030, and the government is offering plenty of incentives to accelerate EV uptake. But the key to decarbonising India’s transport sector will be deploying solar energy-powered EV charging stations across the country. IEEFA’s new podcast explores the potential of combining rooftop […]

IEEFA: Zero to 60% in 14 years – South Australia’s success in transitioning to renewables

Seven important lessons for energy planners around the globe in transitioning grids from fossil fuels to renewables

3 June 2021 (IEEFA Australia): South Australia offers vital lessons for other jurisdictions transitioning from a fossil fuel-based electricity grid to a low emissions, high renewables grid, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The proportion of South Australia’s electricity demand met by large scale and small scale variable […]

IEEFA: South Australia’s household solar export a warning to other states and territories

Blunt, rushed and potentially costly regulation: we need to do much better for consumer-owned assets

Everyone agrees we want to avoid another ‘system black’ in South Australia. What’s contested is whether household solar exports should be allowed to be cut off by the system operator, under what circumstances, and who gets to decide? New measures giving energy authorities powers to remotely switch off solar panels without householders’ knowledge has set […]

IEEFA: Regulatory over-reach in South Australia’s switch-off of household solar

There are other solutions to minimum demand issues in the grid

28 April 2021 (IEEFA Australia): New measures allowing rooftop solar systems in South Australia to be remotely switched off without householders’ knowledge has set a worrying precedent, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The rooftop solar cut-off measures give energy authorities powers to switch off […]

IEEFA: What India can learn from Australia’s distributed energy transformation

Combining rooftop solar with batteries and electric vehicles is in India's near-future

31 March 2021 (IEEFA India): Policy makers and regulators must build the framework required for combining rooftop solar with battery storage and electric vehicles to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for a sustainable, energy-secure future, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). In addition to the […]