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Some observations on new projects

Tim Nelson
Tim Nelson
04 August 2017

There is currently a lot of discussion about energy prices. Most people seem to agree that the easiest way to reduce pricing pressures in any market is to add more supply. One of the interesting observations that is not generally making its way into the debate is the amount of new generation capacity that has been committed to or is under construction.

The Clean Energy Regulator publishes a database of these projects. It is really interesting to note that around 2,490 MW of projects are under construction or committed. The database is well worth a look at.

A policy that provides investment certainty, such as a Clean Energy Target (CET), will allow even further investment. When combined with many of the other recommendations of the Finkel Review, it will provide for a more orderly transition to a modern electricity system.