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 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 […]