MEIxAEMO seminar: Q4 2022

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The Melbourne Energy Institute was pleased to host Dr Shaun Hooper, Manager – Market Insights at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), as he presented findings from AEMO’s Q4 2022 Quarterly Energy Dynamics (QED) report, covering dynamics, trends and outcomes in Australia’s electricity and gas markets. Discussion was moderated by Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, Program Leader for Energy Systems at the Melbourne Energy Institute.

The latest QED, which covers the period 1 October to 31 December 2022, tracks the changes in prices in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and east coast gas markets and their drivers, swings in generation fuel supply mix, new NEM instantaneous renewable percentage and minimum demand records, lower gas demand and production and drivers for Western Australia’s increased Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM)’s Balancing Price.

The seminar was presented online.

Date:  Thursday, 23 February 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

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Dr Shaun Hooper
Manager – Market Insights 
Australian Energy Market Operator

Shaun Hooper is the Manager – Market Insights at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). His role covers publishing the Quarterly Energy Dynamics report, a flagship AEMO publication, and producing insights in the development and design of the Australian energy markets.

Prior to joining AEMO, Shaun held various roles in the energy sector covering risk management, finance, settlements, commercial analysis and advisory, at different generation, retail and consultancy companies.

Shaun is a physicist by training, acquiring a PhD from the University of Western Australia and a BSc majoring in Mathematics and Physics from Monash University.


Professor Pierluigi Mancarella
Energy System Program Leader
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.

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