The UNSW Collaboration on Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) undertakes interdisciplinary research into the design, analysis and performance monitoring of energy and environmental markets and their associated policy frameworks.

CEEM brings together UNSW researchers from the UNSW Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Institute of Environmental Studies, and the Faculty of Law, working alongside a growing number of Australian and international partners. Our research focuses on the challenges and opportunities of clean energy transition within market-oriented electricity industries.

Effective and efficient renewable energy integration is key to achieving such energy transition, and CEEM researchers have been exploring the opportunities and challenges of market design and policy frameworks for renewable generation investment, as well as investment in the necessary flexible resources to facilitate its integration, for the past two decades.

As distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar PV, batteries and demand response are deployed at increasingly high penetrations, their successful integration into electricity industries will be critical to managing cost, reliability and the integration of variable renewable energy. CEEM studies emerging markets, regulatory approaches and business models for DER integration, and their technical, economic and social outcomes.

Research Collaborations

CEEM brings together researchers in UNSW and partner organisations, contributing to UNSW's ability to provide world-class research, advice and education. CEEM also maintains active links with a number of local and international research partners, and works closely with  range of stakeholders in the Australian and international energy industries.


Members of CEEM provide consulting and advisory services in the field of energy and environmental markets.