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Australia energy markets outlook 2015 - power

Australia energy markets outlook 2015 - power

Report summary

Power demand in Australia has contracted over the last four years, mainly driven by rising electricity prices, inducing demand response from customer to save energy and use more energy efficient appliances. We expect some recovery in the short term, driven by increased activities in the mining sector. New power capacity will be dominated by wind and solar, putting pressure to generation from coal, and gas to a lesser extent.

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  • Australia energy markets outlook 2015 - power PDF - 502.99 KB 17 Pages, 8 Tables, 6 Figures
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Due to their sensitivity to political events and the global economy, energy demand and trade remain extremely volatile. The rapidly changing cost environment for hydrocarbon production and renewable energy, combined with energy policy changes, means the fuel mix in energy markets can be unpredictable at best. Further complicating the outlook is the transition and pace of the energy-intensive developing world from industrial to services-based economic growth, supporting the growing need for power generation.

This Energy Markets Long Term Outlook report provides a multi-fuel supply and demand forecast supported by a breakdown of the key facts.

Companies involved in all sectors of the energy industry can use this long term outlook report to assess inter-fuel dynamics and market drivers for strategic planning and investment opportunities. Use it to understand supply and demand fundamentals across hydrocarbon and renewables.

Analysing 92 markets and providing comprehensive coverage of global energy supply and demand, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer extensive expertise and robust knowledge of the energy markets sector. We write detailed supply and demand forecasts across all fuels and sectors based on our objective, proprietary data.

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  • Executive summary
  • Market structure
    • Organisation
      • Eastern Australia - The National Electricity Market (NEM)
        • Operator
        • Market mechanism
        • Generation
        • Transmission and distribution
        • Retail
      • Western Australia
        • South West Interconnected System (SWIS)
        • North West Interconnected System (NWIS)
      • Northern Territory
  • Policy and regulation
    • National Electricity Market (NEM)
    • Western Australia
    • Northern Territory
    • Recent policy developments
      • Annual renewable energy target (GWh)
  • Prices
  • Infrastructure
  • Demand
    • Power demand (2005-2035)
  • Supply
    • Power generation by fuel (2005-2035)
    • Generation capacity by fuel (2005-2035)
    • Generation capacity by fuel (2015)

In this report there are 14 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Market structure
    • National electricity market distribution and transmission operators
  • Policy and regulation
    • NEM independent jurisdictional regulators
    • Policy and regulation: Table 2
  • Prices
    • Australian spot electricity prices (AUD)
  • Infrastructure
    • Australia transmission and distribution systems
    • Infrastructure: Image 1
  • Demand
    • Demand: Table 1
    • Power demand by sector (2015)
    • Power demand (2005-2035)
  • Supply
    • Supply: Table 1
    • Supply: Table 2
    • Supply: Image 1
    • Power output by fuel (2005-2035)
    • Supply: Table 3
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