Recording available: AEMO Q1 2022 Quarterly Energy Dynamics seminar
Alan Gilbert Building, Ground Floor, Room G20
161 Barry Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
The Melbourne Energy Institute was pleased to host Mr Kevin Ly, Group Manager for Reform Development and Insights from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), on 17 May as he presented findings from AEMO’s Q1 2022 Quarterly Energy Dynamics (QED) report, covering dynamics, trends and outcomes in Australia’s electricity and gas markets in the period 1 January to 31 March 2022. Discussion was led by Mr Kevin Ly and moderated by MEI’s Energy Systems Program Leader, Professor Pierluigi Mancarella.
The latest QED report tracks the rebound in wholesale electricity prices in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and east coast gas prices following a very mild Q1 last year, a new maximum demand record in Queensland, continued growth in renewable generation, and the impacts of warm temperatures in Western Australia’s Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM).
The seminar was hosted as a hybrid event, simultaneously delivered in person and streamed online.
Mr Kevin Ly
Group Manager - Reform Development and Insights
Australian Energy Market Operator
Kevin Ly is the Group Manager for Reform Development and Insights at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). His role covers many aspects of energy markets, including market design, policy and regulation, working with the Energy Security Board (ESB), the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) on market reform. Kevin is also responsible for the development and publication of the Quarterly Energy Dynamics report.
Prior to joining AEMO, Kevin held a variety of senior wholesale and market development roles at Snowy Hydro and CS Energy, extending back to the commencement of the National Electricity Market (NEM) in December 1998.
Kevin is an engineer by training, and holds a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a Masters degree in Arts (Applied Research) from Macquarie University, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Queensland.
Professor Pierluigi Mancarella
Program Leader - Energy Systems
Melbourne Energy Institute
Pierluigi Mancarella is Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor of Smart Energy Systems at the University of Manchester, UK. His key research interests include techno-economic modelling and analysis of multi-energy systems, grid integration of renewables and distributed energy resources, energy infrastructure planning under uncertainty, and security, reliability, and resilience of low-carbon networks.
Pierluigi is the Energy Systems Program Leader at the Melbourne Energy Institute, an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Power and Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer, the Convenor of the CIGRE (International Council of Large Electric Systems) C6/C2.34 Working Group on Flexibility Provision from Distributed Energy Resources, holds the 2017 veski innovation fellowship for his work on urban-scale virtual power plants, and is a recipient of the international Newton Prize 2018 for his work on power system resilience in Chile. He is author of several books and over 300 research papers and reports, and is a journal editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and Oxford Open Energy.
In the past few years, Pierluigi has supported the Finkel Review panel, the Australian Energy Market Operator, the Australian Energy Market Commission, and the Australian Energy Regulator on relevant research and consultancy projects on power system security, reliability, and resilience, and has led and been involved in several projects via the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and Cooperative Research Centres.