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National energy laws: higher penalties and stronger powers
Insight 08 Feb 2021

New laws came into effect from 29 January 2021 which significantly increase the penalties payable for breaches of Australia's electricity, gas and energy retail laws. They also provide the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) with stronger powers when investigating and enforcing contraventions. ...

Allens advises Newcrest on renewable energy PPA
News 16 Dec 2020

The PPA, which is designed to meet part of the future energy requirements for Newcrest's Cadia Mine in central western NSW, is for approximately 55 per cent of the output of the proposed ~400MW Rye ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: November 2020
Insight 15 Dec 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of November, as well as take a closer look at the latest ring-fencing issues paper published by the AER. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: December 2020 and January 2021
Insight 16 Feb 2021

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the months of December and January, as well as take a closer look at the ESB's progress on the interim Renewable Energy Zone framework. ...

Hydrogen is having a moment
Insight 20 Nov 2020

The climate emergency is occupying mainstream policy focus in many countries and with the lack of viable alternatives to achieve the levels of deep decarbonisation consistent with net zero targets, clean hydrogen has unprecedented political and industry momentum. ...

Renewables in Vietnam
Insight 28 Jan 2021

The demand for electricity in Vietnam is rising rapidly to power the growing economy. Forecasts predict an annual growth rate for  electricity of ‘near-double’ digits in the years to come. We provide an overview of the Vietnamese renewable energy market and discuss recent developments. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: October 2020
Insight 18 Nov 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of October, as well as take a closer look at the Data Strategy proposed by the ESB. ...

Proposed updates to security of critical infrastructure legislation
Insight 17 Nov 2020

As part of a broader strategy to strengthen the security of Australia's infrastructure, particularly cybersecurity , the Government has released exposure drafts of its Security Legislation Amendmen ...

Allens advises TransGrid on $61.9M Wallgrove Grid Battery
News 02 Nov 2020

The battery will be designed, constructed and maintained by Tesla, with dispatch control provided to Infigen as part of a 10-year services agreement for energy arbitrage and Frequency Control ...

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