Analysis of institutional adaptability to redress electricity infrastructure vulnerability due to climate change (2011-2013)

The main objectives of this project are to examine the adaptive capacity of existing institutional arrangements in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to existing and predicted climate change conditions. Specifically:

  • Identify climate change adaptation issues in the NEM
  • Analyse climate change impacts on reliability in the NEM under alternative climate change scenarios to 2030, particularly what adaptation strategies will the power generation and supply infrastructure need; and
  • Assess the robustness of the institutional arrangements that support effective adaptation.

Partner/Collaborating Organisations: 

 Final Report:

Foster, John, Bell, William Paul, Wild, Phillip, Sharma, Deepak, Sandu, Suwin, Froome, Craig, Wagner, Liam, Misra, Suchi and Bagia, Ravindra Analysis of institutional adaptability to redress electricity infrastructure vulnerability due to climate change. Southport, QLD, Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 2013.

Other Publications:

Bell, William Paul and Foster, John (2017) Using solar PV feed-in tariff policy history to inform a sustainable flexible pricing regime to enhance the diffusion of energy storage and electric vehicles, Journal of Bioeconomics, doi: 10.1007/s10818-016-9240-9

Bell, William Paul, Wild, Phillip and Foster, John (2015). The transformative effect of unscheduled generation by solar PV and wind generation on net electricity demand. In: Energy Transition and Policy Challenges. 2013 IAEE: 36th Annual International Association for Energy Economics Conference, Daegu, Korea, (1-19). 16-20 June, 2013.

Wild, Phillip, Bell, William Paul and Foster, John (2014). The impact of carbon prices on Australia's national electricity market. In John Quiggin, David Adamson and Daniel Quiggin (Ed.), Carbon pricing: early experiences and future prospects (pp. 101-122) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781782547747.00020

Foster, J, Bell, WP, Froome, C, Wild, P, Wagner, L, Sharma, D, Sandu, S, Bagia, R & Misra, S 2012, Institutional adaptability to redress electricity infrastructure vulnerability due to climate change, EEMG number 2012/8, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Bell, WP & Foster, J 2012, 'Feed-in tariffs for promoting solar PV: progressing from dynamic to allocative efficiency', paper presented to International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2012.

Wild, P, Bell, WP & Foster, J 2012, The Impact of Carbon Pricing on Wholesale Electricity Prices, Carbon Pass-Through Rates and Retail Electricity Tariffs in Australia, Working Paper 5/2012, Energy Economics and Management Group, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Wild, P, Bell, WP & Foster, J 2012, An Assessment of the Impact of the Introduction of Carbon Price Signals on Prices, Production Trends, Carbon Emissions and Power Flows in the NEM for the period 2007-2009, EEMG Working Paper No 4/2012, Energy Economics and Management Group, School of Economics, University of Queensland, April 2012