ACRE UNSW

The Australian CRC for Renewable Energy – University of NSW

Grid connected Services

The Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Services Program aims to enhance electricity industry sustainability by facilitating the deployment of renewable energy generation; electricity-displacing technologies such as solar water heating; and improved end-use efficiency. It achieves this by identifying barriers and suggesting mechanisms to reduce or eliminate these barriers.

 

The program has three main sub-programs, which address technical, economic and policy, and information issues respectively. Each has a coordinator and an advisory committee drawn from stakeholders to assist in the development of the work program for the strand.

You can download a brochure (pdf)

 

Latest news

New publications: A new ACRE report, Policy Options for Energy Efficiency in Australia, January 2003 by Deni Greene and Alan Pears has now been released, and can be down loaded here [pdf file].

 

A number of papers in the grid connected renewables area were presented at the ANZSES ‘Solar Harvest’ conference held in Newcastle in late November 2002. These papers and their associated PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded (as pdf documents) here.

 

Seminars

Workshop on Network Issues Associated with Distributed Generation – May 27 2002    **Workshop summary now available**

 

Papers and presentations

Power system operation and network issues for wind farms, AusWEA 2002, Adelaide, 24-26 July 2002 [download paper] [download presentation]

 

Australian Energy Policy Group (AEPG)

ACRE is active in renewable energy policy analysis through AEPG. As well as providing a credible voice for the wider renewable energy industry, ACRE's policy formulation activities help provide a positive environment for the uptake of ACRE technologies in particular and renewable energy in general.

 

Latest news

New publications: A number of papers reporting on AEPG projects were presented at the ANZSES ‘Solar Harvest’ conference held in Newcastle in late November 2002. These papers and their associated PowerPoint presentations can be downloaded here.

 

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Seminars

Sustainability issues for Bioenergy developments (with Bioenergy Australia] – February, 2002  - **Integrated summary now available for download [pdf]**

Sustainability of Renewables September, 2001

 

Reports and Papers

The Sustainability of Renewable Energy Projects: Wind Energy – July 2002 [download paper]

 

Jobs and Investment Potential of Renewable Energy: Australian case studies – March 2002 [download report]

Review of Australian Greenpower schemes March 2002   [download report]     (Appendix A,  Appendix B,  Appendix C,  Appendix D also available)

 

Electricity Industry Sustainability: Policy Options December 1999.   [download report]