“Research review and advocacy on the fair value of distributed generation” is a project funded by Energy Consumers Australia. It’s aim is to summarise existing research and undertake advocacy on setting a fair feed-in tariff for solar customers in Australia, with particular reference to review processes currently underway in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.
The project includes involvement from:
- Solar Citizens
- Alternative Technology Association
- Australian Solar Council
- Total Environment Centre
- Clean Energy Council
- Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance
This project was funded by Energy Consumers Australia as part of its grants process for consumer advocacy projects and research projects for the benefit of consumers of electricity and natural gas. The views expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the views of Energy Consumers Australia.
The project is not yet completed. Outputs to date (most recent first) are:
- Response to the Essential Services Commission of SA (ESCoSA) on their proposed monitoring of FiTs offered by retailers. 10 Mar 2017
- National fact sheet also now available in state versions: SA, Qld, NSW, Vic and Tas.
- Towers versus panels: the case for rewarding local energy generation.
- ATA Report on Storage: reviews the potential consumer value and uptake of residential stationery energy storage in the Australian market over the next decade. 19 Dec 2016.
- Submission to the Essential Services Commission of Victoria: Fair network value for distributed generation, 12 Dec 2016.
- A Fair Price for Solar. Download fact sheet or view online. Produced in conjunction with the Solar Citizens Fair Price for Solar campaign. Video and petition.
- NEM residential supply chain cost components, Backroad Connections, 28 Nov 2016. This spreadsheet explains the methodology and calculates the components of a typical residential electricity bill in each NEM jurisdiction and nationally. These figures are an input to our calculations of a fair price for distributed generation.
- Submission in response to the ESCoSA draft decision: Retailer feed-in tariff – Review of regulatory arrangements, Backroad Connections Pty Ltd, 16 Sep 2016
- Network value of local solar, Total Environment Centre, 29 Aug 2016
- Fact sheet “Why is solar power undervalued in Tasmania?” and associated infographic and media release, 19 May 2016
- Annotated Bibliography on methodology for setting feed-in tariffs in Australia, Jack Gilding, Backroad Connections Pty Ltd, Version 1.1, 27 Apr 2016
- Solar Feed-in Tariff Inquiry: letter to Queensland Productivity Commission, John Grimes, Australian Solar Council, 20 Apr 2016
- Valuing Solar for Tasmania’s Future, TREA Submission to the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator in response to the Draft Investigation Report on the Regulated Feed-In Tariff Rate, 15 Mar 2016
- Submission to AEMC on Local Generation Network Credits, TREA, 4 Feb 2016
- Initial submission to OTTER: Regulated FiT investigation, TREA, 18 Dec 2015
- Methodology for determining a fair solar price in Queensland, A response to the QPC issues paper from the advocacy project on the fair value of distributed generation, 30 Nov 2015
For more information contact Jack Gilding, jack.gilding (at) backroad.com.au or (0407) 486-651