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Submission to COAG Energy Security Board

ITP Renewables is pleased to have the opportunity to provide a submission to the Energy Security Board's Post 2025 Market Design consultations. Key highlights include how new grid layouts of an evolving NEM should be considered in the possible future scenarios for market design and how open-source energy market modelling can be used to evaluate an unlimited number of scenarios for how the NEM could develop. To view our submission visit the COAG Energy Council website.

Office Manager Role

ITP Renewables is seeking an Office Manager with exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills to support its thriving team around 30 flexible hours a week. This versatile Office Manager role is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day office operations, streamlining administrative procedures, inventory control, office safety and providing warm and friendly reception services. The position reports directly to the Managing Director and provides high-level executive administrative support, including secretarial and administrative functions, to the management team. To apply and for more information visit Seek

open-CEM Version 1 Released

ITP Renewables in conjunction with development partners the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at University of New South Wales, the Energy Transition Hub at the University of Melbourne, software development specialists ThoughtWorks and the US Strategic Energy Analysis Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are pleased to announce Version 1 of open-CEM has been released. open-CEM is an open source model of the national electricity market (NEM) that can be used by policy makers, project developers, investors and the interested public to run unlimited scenarios of the development of the NEM out to 2050. With open-CEM, users can see when, where and what kind of energy generation and storage capacity, and transmission capacity should be added, and when and where carbon intensive generation should be retired, in order to achieve user specified outcomes.openCEM is a ground-breaking initiative as it unlike similar models that are privately held and offer the public limited detail on how they actually work, openCEM is free to use and open to scrutiny and expert review. Users can inspect every line of code and can control every input assumption. Media articles RenewEconomy PV magazine open-CEM's first practical application for energy transition and hydrogen export scenario see article For more information visit www.opencem.org.au

DER-Lab Launched

ITP Renewables in conjunction with the Australian National University (ANU), UNSW Canberra, Evoenergy and the ACT Government are pleased to announce a new lab to facilitate rapid prototyping and testing of different combinations of new control, monitoring and communication systems for use with distributed energy and storage solutions will be built at the ANU’s Acton campus in Canberra.  Once built, the new Distributed Energy Resource (DER) test laboratory “DER-Lab” will be housed at the ANU which is within the Evoenergy distribution network. The lab will model a small and reconfigurable distribution network where an array of DER devices such as residential batteries, solar PV systems, inverters, and real and simulated controllable electrical loads will be available to industry and researchers. Media articles RenewEconomy PV magazine For more information, visit www.DER-lab.net.au

Phase 3 of Battery Testing Confirmed

ITP Renewables is pleased to announce that, thanks to an additional $420,000 of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) our Battery Testing Centre program will be extended for a third phase out to 2022. This latest phase of testing will assess the performance of eight new residential scale batteries that are deemed to be significant to the Australian market due to their novel technology, local design and assembly, or the strong existing presence of the manufacturer in the industry. See external news article. For more information about the project, click here.

openCEM Beta Version Released

ITP are very pleased to release an open beta version of openCEM – a free electricity sector modelling tool that aims to support transparent and well informed analysis of technology and policy options for future planning of Australia's electricity system. Supported by funds from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Governments of NSW, Victoria and South Australia, openCEM allows any user to run unlimited scenarios to explore the implications of assumptions about future energy technologies and policies on our National Energy Market. With openCEM, Australian policy makers, energy users, energy market participants, project developers, investors, researchers and the interested public can undertake analysis to reduce uncertainty about how the NEM might transition to a low carbon power system. openCEM is available at www.opencem.org.au. For more detail click here.

Comparison of Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Options for Australia Report Released

On 30 October 2018, a landmark report on dispatchable renewable electricity options for Australia was publicly released. ITP Thermal was commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to undertake the report which compares technology combinations that are commercially available at large scale and finds Australia is 'spoilt for choice'. ITP Thermal Managing Director Dr Keith Lovegrove was the lead author of the report. In conjunction with the release, Keith presented at the Sydney branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) event in the evening of 30 October 2018 in Sydney. He was joined by co-authors from the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and ITK consulting (ITK). For more detail including access to levelised cost calculators see here

ITP Renewables wins two prizes at ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

ITP is proud and humbled to have taken out awards in two categories at the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on 27 September 2018. Our expertise in exporting knowledge and skills through projects in the Pacific, Africa, India and elsewhere comes off the back of a decade of hard work by the ITP team and our incredible partners in the many countries in which we work. The two categories we won were: Minerals, Energy & Related Services and Export to Asia. ITP was the only company to receive more than more award, and will be proceeding to the 56th Australian Export Awards National in the category of Minerals, Energy & Related Services. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards' website

ITP Renewables’ Frontier Fund shortlisted by the Green Climate Fund

Out of 360 proposals submitted globally in August 2017, ITP Renewables' Frontier Fund has been shortlisted for consideration by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive. The Frontier Fund is the only proposal shortlisted by the GCF that focuses exclusively on the Pacific islands. The Frontier Fund is designed as a long-term fund (20+ years) to work closely and flexibly with Pacific island energy companies and government organisations to develop reliable and affordable renewable energy and energy infrastructure solutions for the long-term benefit of the people of the Pacific, reducing their significant dependence on expensive oil imports and reducing CO2 emissions.

Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Project

ITP is delighted to have received funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Governments of NSW, Victoria and South Australia to develop an Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Tool. A lack of detailed analysis and absence of user-friendly tools to guide policy makers, regulators and investors is exacerbating investment and regulatory uncertainty about how the NEM might transition to a low carbon power system. Modelling work to date has not examined, in detail, the lowest cost transition pathways and the optimal integration strategy for large shares of variable generation (e.g. wind and solar); storage (e.g. thermal, battery and hydro); energy efficiency and demand side management into the NEM. There are gaps in our understanding of how the existing generation fleet might evolve over time and what integration difficulties and solutions may arise. To tackle this problem, we are developing a modelling tool that will, for the first time, allow all stakeholders, including decision makers, energy system planners, regulators and project developers to freely undertake extensive scenario modelling that will provide insights into potential pathways for the evolution of the NEM from the present day to a low-carbon power system. For more detail click here.

ITP launch new website

To keep up to date with current trends and new developments in our business, ITP is rebranding! With the recent launch of our ARENA-funded NEM modelling project, we have created a dedicated Analytics Division. This new division specialises in distilling large datasets into meaningful information, and providing tools to our clients to inform decisions and simplify complexity. We are also unveiling our new website, which includes a much more extensive list of projects and staff profiles, making it easier for visitors to understand what we do and who we are. Finally, our logo is being tweaked to keep it as fresh and dynamic as we are!

ITP finalists for the ACT export awards

ITP is proud to once again have been shortlisted in the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards. This year we are finalists in three categories: Exporting to Asia, Environmental Solutions, and Minerals, Energy & Related Services. We are honoured for the recognition of our achievements and the results of a decade of hard work in the Pacific, India, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards’ website.

Submission to COAG Energy Security Board

ITP Renewables is pleased to have the opportunity to provide a submission to the Energy Security Board's Post 2025 Market Design consultations. Key highlights include how new grid layouts of an evolving NEM should be considered in the possible future scenarios for market design and how open-source energy market modelling can be used to evaluate an unlimited number of scenarios for how the NEM could develop. To view our submission visit the COAG Energy Council website.

Office Manager Role

ITP Renewables is seeking an Office Manager with exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills to support its thriving team around 30 flexible hours a week. This versatile Office Manager role is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day office operations, streamlining administrative procedures, inventory control, office safety and providing warm and friendly reception services. The position reports directly to the Managing Director and provides high-level executive administrative support, including secretarial and administrative functions, to the management team. To apply and for more information visit Seek

open-CEM Version 1 Released

ITP Renewables in conjunction with development partners the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at University of New South Wales, the Energy Transition Hub at the University of Melbourne, software development specialists ThoughtWorks and the US Strategic Energy Analysis Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are pleased to announce Version 1 of open-CEM has been released. open-CEM is an open source model of the national electricity market (NEM) that can be used by policy makers, project developers, investors and the interested public to run unlimited scenarios of the development of the NEM out to 2050. With open-CEM, users can see when, where and what kind of energy generation and storage capacity, and transmission capacity should be added, and when and where carbon intensive generation should be retired, in order to achieve user specified outcomes.openCEM is a ground-breaking initiative as it unlike similar models that are privately held and offer the public limited detail on how they actually work, openCEM is free to use and open to scrutiny and expert review. Users can inspect every line of code and can control every input assumption. Media articles RenewEconomy PV magazine open-CEM's first practical application for energy transition and hydrogen export scenario see article For more information visit www.opencem.org.au

DER-Lab Launched

ITP Renewables in conjunction with the Australian National University (ANU), UNSW Canberra, Evoenergy and the ACT Government are pleased to announce a new lab to facilitate rapid prototyping and testing of different combinations of new control, monitoring and communication systems for use with distributed energy and storage solutions will be built at the ANU’s Acton campus in Canberra.  Once built, the new Distributed Energy Resource (DER) test laboratory “DER-Lab” will be housed at the ANU which is within the Evoenergy distribution network. The lab will model a small and reconfigurable distribution network where an array of DER devices such as residential batteries, solar PV systems, inverters, and real and simulated controllable electrical loads will be available to industry and researchers. Media articles RenewEconomy PV magazine For more information, visit www.DER-lab.net.au

Phase 3 of Battery Testing Confirmed

ITP Renewables is pleased to announce that, thanks to an additional $420,000 of funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) our Battery Testing Centre program will be extended for a third phase out to 2022. This latest phase of testing will assess the performance of eight new residential scale batteries that are deemed to be significant to the Australian market due to their novel technology, local design and assembly, or the strong existing presence of the manufacturer in the industry. See external news article. For more information about the project, click here.

openCEM Beta Version Released

ITP are very pleased to release an open beta version of openCEM – a free electricity sector modelling tool that aims to support transparent and well informed analysis of technology and policy options for future planning of Australia's electricity system. Supported by funds from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Governments of NSW, Victoria and South Australia, openCEM allows any user to run unlimited scenarios to explore the implications of assumptions about future energy technologies and policies on our National Energy Market. With openCEM, Australian policy makers, energy users, energy market participants, project developers, investors, researchers and the interested public can undertake analysis to reduce uncertainty about how the NEM might transition to a low carbon power system. openCEM is available at www.opencem.org.au. For more detail click here.

Comparison of Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Options for Australia Report Released

On 30 October 2018, a landmark report on dispatchable renewable electricity options for Australia was publicly released. ITP Thermal was commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to undertake the report which compares technology combinations that are commercially available at large scale and finds Australia is 'spoilt for choice'. ITP Thermal Managing Director Dr Keith Lovegrove was the lead author of the report. In conjunction with the release, Keith presented at the Sydney branch of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) event in the evening of 30 October 2018 in Sydney. He was joined by co-authors from the Institute of Sustainable Futures (ISF) and ITK consulting (ITK). For more detail including access to levelised cost calculators see here

ITP Renewables wins two prizes at ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards

ITP is proud and humbled to have taken out awards in two categories at the Chief Minister’s Export Awards, held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra on 27 September 2018. Our expertise in exporting knowledge and skills through projects in the Pacific, Africa, India and elsewhere comes off the back of a decade of hard work by the ITP team and our incredible partners in the many countries in which we work. The two categories we won were: Minerals, Energy & Related Services and Export to Asia. ITP was the only company to receive more than more award, and will be proceeding to the 56th Australian Export Awards National in the category of Minerals, Energy & Related Services. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards' website

ITP Renewables’ Frontier Fund shortlisted by the Green Climate Fund

Out of 360 proposals submitted globally in August 2017, ITP Renewables' Frontier Fund has been shortlisted for consideration by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive. The Frontier Fund is the only proposal shortlisted by the GCF that focuses exclusively on the Pacific islands. The Frontier Fund is designed as a long-term fund (20+ years) to work closely and flexibly with Pacific island energy companies and government organisations to develop reliable and affordable renewable energy and energy infrastructure solutions for the long-term benefit of the people of the Pacific, reducing their significant dependence on expensive oil imports and reducing CO2 emissions.

Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Project

ITP is delighted to have received funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Governments of NSW, Victoria and South Australia to develop an Open Source Grid Integration Modelling Tool. A lack of detailed analysis and absence of user-friendly tools to guide policy makers, regulators and investors is exacerbating investment and regulatory uncertainty about how the NEM might transition to a low carbon power system. Modelling work to date has not examined, in detail, the lowest cost transition pathways and the optimal integration strategy for large shares of variable generation (e.g. wind and solar); storage (e.g. thermal, battery and hydro); energy efficiency and demand side management into the NEM. There are gaps in our understanding of how the existing generation fleet might evolve over time and what integration difficulties and solutions may arise. To tackle this problem, we are developing a modelling tool that will, for the first time, allow all stakeholders, including decision makers, energy system planners, regulators and project developers to freely undertake extensive scenario modelling that will provide insights into potential pathways for the evolution of the NEM from the present day to a low-carbon power system. For more detail click here.

ITP launch new website

To keep up to date with current trends and new developments in our business, ITP is rebranding! With the recent launch of our ARENA-funded NEM modelling project, we have created a dedicated Analytics Division. This new division specialises in distilling large datasets into meaningful information, and providing tools to our clients to inform decisions and simplify complexity. We are also unveiling our new website, which includes a much more extensive list of projects and staff profiles, making it easier for visitors to understand what we do and who we are. Finally, our logo is being tweaked to keep it as fresh and dynamic as we are!

ITP finalists for the ACT export awards

ITP is proud to once again have been shortlisted in the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards. This year we are finalists in three categories: Exporting to Asia, Environmental Solutions, and Minerals, Energy & Related Services. We are honoured for the recognition of our achievements and the results of a decade of hard work in the Pacific, India, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. For more detail, please visit the Export Awards’ website.