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The impact of climate change on generation and transmission in the Australian national electricity market

William Bell

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper aims to identify climate change adaptation issues in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) by assessing the robustness of the institutional arrangements that support effective adaptation from the supply side. This paper finds that three major factors are hindering or are required for adaptation to climate change: institutional fragmentation both economically and politically; distorted transmission and distribution investment deferment mechanisms; and lacking mechanisms to develop a diversified portfolio of generation technology and energy sources to reduce supply risk. Proposed solutions to the three factors are discussed. These proposed solutions are tested and examined in forthcoming papers.

Keywords: Climate change adaptation; electricity generation; electricity transmission; Australian National Electricity Market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L94 O13 O2 Q01 Q3 Q4 Q5 R38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-01-31, Revised 2012-02-29
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