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Marija Petkovic

Managing Director, Energy Synapse

Risks and opportunities for battery storage in wholesale markets

14.00 – 15.15 | Thursday 13 June 2019

Marija Petkovic is the Founder and Managing Director of Energy Synapse, a respected energy research and advisory firm. Marija is a leading expert in wholesale energy markets and has worked internationally across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Her commentary and analysis have been featured in the ABC News, Sydney Morning Herald, RenewEconomy, and others.

Marija holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Sydney.

Abstract Outline:

The value available in wholesale electricity markets is a key consideration for utility scale battery projects, and increasingly for aggregated smaller systems as well. In this talk, I will focus on the evolving risks and opportunities in the National Electricity Market.

This will include discussion of:

  • Real world data on how batteries are performing across the NEM;
  • How pricing patterns are evolving in the NEM and the implications for the future of battery storage;
  • How key rule changes, such as the five minute settlement rule change, and the wholesale demand response mechanism, may alter the value proposition of battery storage.