Public Reports

South Australia’s wholesale electricity market: what really happened in July 2016?. August 2016. A report for GetUp!

Australia’s retail electricity markets: who is serving whom? August 2016. A report for GetUp!

International comparison of Australia’s household electricity prices. July 2016. A report for consumer network, One Big Switch.

Batteries and electricity network service providers in Australia: regulatory implications September 2015. A report for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

Regulatory arrangements for the cost of capital and tax in the regulation of Victorian water companies: issues and ideas: August 2015. A report for the Essential Services Commission of Victoria

“Solar, Solar Everywhere: Opportunities and Challenges for Australia’s Rooftop PV Systems” July 2015. Bruce Mountain and Paul Szuster. Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE (Volume:13, Issue: 4)

A critique of the Victorian retail electricity market June 2015. A report for the Brotherhood of St Laurence

Rooftop solar PV and network tariffs: Information and discussion June 2015. A report for UnitingCare Australia

Write-downs to address the stranded assets of electricity networks in the National Electricity Market: evidence and argument April 2015. A report for the Total Environment Centre

Network tariffs applicable to households in Australia: empirical evidence February 2015. A report for UnitingCare Australia.

Privatisation and the regulatory valuation of electricity distribution network service providers in New South Wales: Evidence and issues  October 2014. A report for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre

“Independent Regulation of government-owned monopolies: An oxymoron? The case of electricity distribution in Australia”. September 2014. Utilities Policy .http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Q9Rp3Peo9F0rH

Energy users’ perspectives on the proposed Demand Response Mechanism in the National Electricity Market. June 2014. A Report for the Energy Users Association of Australia

“Australia’s million solar roofs: Disruption on the fringes or the beginning of a new order ?” June 2014. Bruce Mountain and Paul Szuster.  Chapter 4 in “Distributed Generation and its Implications for the Utility Industry”. Edited by Fereidoon P. Sionshansi. Academic Press.

A summary on the evidence and thinking on negotiated settlements. April 2013. A research paper funded by the Consumer Advocacy Panel

Market Power and Generation from Renewables: the Case of Wind in the South Australian Electricity Market – March 2013. Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy. Volume 2, No. 1.

Transitional assistance or windfall profits? The financial impact of the carbon price and compensation payments on Victoria’s brown coal generators. February 2013. A report for Environment Victoria.

Electricity market power in South Australia – November 2012 – A report for the Energy Users Association of Australia

The contribution of monopoly network service providers to electricity prices in the National Electricity Market – November 2012 – A report for the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Reducing electricity costs through Demand Response in the South West Interconnected System – October 2012 – A report funded by EnerNoc Pty Ltd.

Reducing electricity costs through Demand Response in the National Electricity Market – August 2012 – A report funded by EnerNoc Pty Ltd.

Electricity prices in Australia: An International Comparison – March 2012 – A report funded by the Energy Users Association of Australia.

Australia’s rising electricity prices and declining productivity:the contribution of its electricity distributors – May 2011 – A report funded by the Energy Users Association of Australia.

Comparing electricity distribution network revenues and costs in New South Wales, Great Britain and Victoria June 2010. Mountain. B. R and S.C. Littlechild.  Energy Policy 38 (2010) 5770–5782