CEEM's research areas include market-based environmental regulation including emissions trading, white certificate schemes and renewable energy targets, the integration of stochastic renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles into the electricity network, the design of spot, ancillary and forward electricity markets, and the broader policy context in which all these markets operate.
CEEM brings together researchers in UNSW and partner organisations, contributing to UNSW's ability to provide world-class research, advice and education. Within UNSW, CEEM developed from pre-existing collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and the UNSW Business School.
CEEM also maintains active research links with a number of local and international partners.
National Electricity Market Optimiser
NEMO, the National Electricity Market Optimiser, is a chronological dispatch model for testing and optimising different portfolios of conventional and renewable electricity generation technologies. It has been developed since 2011 and is maintained by Ben Elliston through his PhD at CEEM. NEMO is available under a free software license (GPL version 3) and requires no proprietary software to run, making it particularly accessible to the governments of developing countries, academic researchers and students. The model is available for others to inspect and to validate results. The model is available here.
The aim of the project is to provide an opportunity for both UNSW and Chinese Universities to address the dearth of English literature on Chinese carbon markets and explore the differences to existing carbon markets in Australia and the European Union.
The economic value of smart integration of electric vehicles into the Australian electricity industry
The aim of this project is to develop tools for better understanding and managing the integration of Electric Vehicles (EVs) into the Australian electricity industry. The project focuses on the economics of EV integration with respect to both potential network and energy market operation and investment.
The aim of the project is to investigate the nature of policy instrument interactions and the implications of uncertainty for designing climate and energy policy mixes.
This project aims to develop environmental policy options that deliver efficient, effective and operational outcomes taking imperfections of the real world into account.
Is an AusAID Australian Development Research Award Project involving Indonesian collaborators. It aims to identify and disseminate ways to overcome barriers to the use of photovoltaic energy systems and other renewable energy resources to facilitate sustainable development for communities in rural Indonesia that do not have access to conventional electricity supply.
This project involved policy relevant analysis, quantitative modelling and empirical market analysis strands and helped to better understand the impacts of high wind generation into the electricity market as well as carbon pricing.
This project aimed to predict a number of different outcomes of the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Members of CEEM provide consulting and advisory services in the field of energy and environmental markets. We have also been running short course on emissions trading and carbon markets since 2006.