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Solar farms in the spotlight - Victorian draft guidelines released
Insight 09 Nov 2018

The Victorian Government has released draft guidelines for the design assessment and development of large-scale solar farms Partner Jillian Button Senior Associate Emily Johnstone Associate Isabella Kelly and Lawyer Zainab Mahmood provide an overview of the guidelines key features ...

New developments in Vietnam's renewable energy sector
Insight 14 Sep 2018

Vietnam has revised certain aspects of its laws around wind and solar power The Prime Ministers Decision 39 increases the feed-in tariff for wind power projects to the equivalent of 85 US cents per kWh for onshore and 98 US cents per kWh for offshore and sets the commercial operation date deadline ...

Solar farm wins court approval despite conflicts with planning schemes
Insight 27 Aug 2018

The Queensland Planning and Environment Court has approved a solar farm located on good quality agricultural land despite high level conflicts between the proposed development and the provisions of the relevant planning schemes Partner Bill McCredie and Special Counsel Rosanne Meurling review the ...

National Energy Guarantee on hold in favour of interventionist powers
Insight 21 Aug 2018

In a sharp turnaround over the weekend the Government announced yesterday it would not introduce the emissions component of the National Energy Guarantee into Parliament but instead would focus on delivering greater powers to intervene in electricity markets to protect customers from the effects of ...

National Energy Guarantee moves to the next stage
Insight 15 Aug 2018

The COAG Energy Council has voted to progress the development of the National Energy Guarantee by approving the release of the draft National Electricity Law amendments. This Insight considers the next steps towards its implementation. ...

A new framework for transmission network connections
Insight 30 Jul 2018

Connecting to the network is a fundamental part of getting any new renewable energy development off the ground The rules governing arrangements for connection to the transmission network changed on 1 July 2018 and are designed to increase transparency and contestability in the connection process and ...

Corporate PPAs - What's happening?
Insight 17 Jul 2018

Power purchase agreements are no longer the exclusive domain of retailers As electricity prices rise and we move towards a carbon constrained future companies are looking for ways to manage their exposure to changing electricity prices and to purchase electricity from renewable sources Generators ...

What you need to know about the national energy guarantee and demand response
Insight 19 Jun 2018

Following the Energy Security Boards release of the National Energy Guarantee Draft Detailed Design Consultation Paper Partner Kate Axup Associate Mark Leersnyder and Lawyer Mohamed Khairat consider the challenges and opportunities surrounding demand response as an alternative form of dispatchable ...

National Energy Guarantee enters critical consultation phase
Insight 18 Jun 2018

The Energy Security Board has released its Draft Detailed Design Consultation Paper The paper flags some interesting developments from the April high-level design with further detail expected in technical working group papers flagged for release one week into the four-week consultation period ...

National Energy Guarantee - the emissions requirement in Australia's carbon policy landscape
Insight 23 May 2018

Following the recent release of the National Energy Guarantee High Level Design Document Partner Jillian Button xand Lawyer Dale Straughen consider how the proposed emissions reduction requirement of the Guarantee will interact with Australias existing emissions reduction policies This article is ...