Australian Institute o f Energy

Leadership in Energy

AIE Sydney | Twenty Years of Generation in the NEM - Insights to inform the next Twenty?

Venue: HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Level 14, Australia Square

Date: Wed 14 Aug 2019 @ 5:15pm to 7:15pm

The last two decades have seen an enormous increase in the amount of data being monitored, recorded and made available to an ever-wider audience – whether for decision-making or for opinion-forming. Despite (or perhaps because of) this information-richness, the thorough and objective analysis needed for sound decision-making is often lacking. The National Electricity Market is surely a case in point. The NEM runs on eye-watering amounts of data, requiring sophisticated analysis of both detail and big picture to operate efficiently now and into the longer-term future.

Our speakers, Paul McArdle and Jonathon Dyson, have together with their colleagues, recently released a comprehensive review of the performance of all generators of all types across the NEM over the last twenty years. Over fifty discrete performance metrics are covered, with particular focus on recent years as change in the generator mix has accelerated. This twenty year heavy-duty data mining and analysis exercise has yielded many valuable insights. Hopefully it will make a significant contribution to better informed decision-making by NEM participants for the next twenty years – or perhaps just the next two would be a good start…

We invite you to join us to hear some of these important insights and to discuss their implications for the future of the NEM.  


Paul McArdle is CEO of Global-Roam Pty Ltd, a company focused on helping people make better decisions, by making complex data in the energy market more understandable.  Operating for almost 20 years, the company serves a broad range of clients with a number of core software products, widgets and other devices – including the recent collaborative addition of the Generator Report Card.  The company has learnt from Paul’s experience in the NEM since its inception, but also from direct personal experience in electricity markets internationally (in various parts of North America, Europe and Asia). Paul began his career as a Mechanical Engineer in operations roles in power stations, and is committed to doing what he can to ensure the energy transition actually works, and delivers sustained benefits to a wide range of participants and observers.


Jonathon Dyson is Director of Greenview Strategic Consulting. He has nearly 20 years practical experience in the NEM, having held senior operational and trading roles in electricity market organisations over that time. As a former member of the NEM’s Dispatch and Pricing Reference group, Jonathon’s intricate knowledge of power system dispatch and security, coupled with practical, on-site experience with power system operations across all forms of electricity generation, allows him to bring operational and energy trading realities to strategically significant and policy discussions. Jonathon has degrees in Engineering and Management.

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Event Details

Date:        Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Time:       5:15 pm arrival for 5:30 start.  Presentation and Q&A until 6:30pm. Close by 7.15pm.

Venue:     HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Level 14, Australia Square, 264-278 George Street, Sydney.

Cost:        AIE Members Free | Non-Members $50 | Students Free

RSVP:      Register online byMonday 12 August 2019. Register early as places are limited.



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