Publications

AEMO work program

All reports from the Future Power System Security Program can be found at AEMO’s website.  Studies led by Jenny include:

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. P. Vithayasrichareon, J. Riesz, I. MacGill, (2017) “Operational flexibility of future generation portfolios with high renewables“, Applied Energy, 206, p.32-41.
  2. J. Riesz, C. Sotiriadis, P. Vithayasrichareon, J. Gilmore (2016) “Quantifying key uncertainties in the costs of nuclear power“, Accepted, International Journal of Energy Research, 13 July 2016.
  3. J. Riesz, C. Sotiriadis, D. Ambach, S. Donovan (2016) “Quantifying the costs of a rapid transition to electric vehicles“, Applied Energy, 18, p. 287-300.
  4. J. Riesz, B. Elliston (2016) “Research and Deployment Priorities for Renewable Technologies: Quantifying the importance of various renewable technologies for low cost, high renewable electricity systems in an Australian case study“, Energy Policy, 98, p. 298-308.
  5. B. Elliston, J. Riesz, I. MacGill (2016) “What cost for more renewables? The incremental cost of renewable generation – an Australian National Electricity Market case study“, Renewable Energy, 95, p.127-139.
  6. J. Riesz, J. Gilmore, I. MacGill (2016) “Assessing the viability of Energy-Only Markets with 100% Renewables – An Australian National Electricity Market Case Study“, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy (EEEP), 5(1), p. 105-130.
  7. J. Riesz, P. Vithayasrichareon, I. MacGill, (2015) “Assessing “Gas Transition” pathways to low carbon electricity – An Australian case study“, Applied Energy, 154, p. 794-804.
  8. J. Riesz, J. Gilmore, I. MacGill, “Frequency Control Ancillary Service Market Design – Insights from the Australian National Electricity Market“, The Electricity Journal, 28(3), p.86-99.
  9. J. Riesz, M. Milligan, (2014) “Designing electricity markets for a high penetration of variable renewables“, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, 4(3), p. 279-289.
  10. J. Gilmore, B. Vanderwaal, I. Rose, J. Riesz (2015) “Integration of solar generation into electricity markets: An Australian National Electricity Market case study“, IET Renewable Power Generation, Volume 9, Issue 1, p. 46-56.
  11. P. Vithayasrichareon, J. Riesz, I. MacGill, (2015) “Using Renewables to Hedge against Future Electricity Industry Uncertainties – An Australian Case StudyEnergy Policy, 76, p. 43-56.

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings

  1. Ahmad Shabir Ahmadyar, Shariq Riazy, Gregor Verbic, Jenny Riesz, Archie Chapman (2016) “Assessment of Minimum Inertia Requirement for
    System Frequency Stability“, IEEE-PES PowerCon 2016 Conference, Wollongong, 28 Sep – 1 Oct 2016.  Winner – IEEE PES Poster Award.
  2. Regina Betz, Andreas Hefti, Jenny Riesz, Iain MacGill, Peiyao Shen (2016), “Wholesale electricity markets with high shares of renewable energies: Effects of uncertainty on prices“, IAEE International Conference, Bergen, Norway, June 19-22.
  3. Ben Elliston, Jenny Riesz, I. MacGill (2015), “What cost for more renewables?  The incremental cost of renewable generation in the National Electricity Market“. Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), Brisbane, 8-10 December 2015.
  4. Peerapat Vithayasrichareon, Jenny Riesz, I. MacGill (2015), “Impact of variable renewable generation on future market prices and generator revenue“, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Brisbane, 15-18 Nov 2015.
  5. Ben Elliston, Jenny Riesz (2015), “Future high renewable electricity scenarios – Insights from mapping the diversity of near least cost portfolios“, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Brisbane, 15-18 Nov 2015.
  6. Jenny Riesz, Joel Gilmore, “Rethinking Business Models for Network Service Providers – Shadow Pricing against Storage, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Brisbane, 15-18 Nov 2015.
  7. H. Hoeschle, G. Doorman, J. Barquin, L. Barroso, C. Batlle, A. Cruickshank, C. Dervieux, J. Gilmore, J. Greenhalg, P. Mastropietro, A. Keech, M.Krupa, J. Riesz, B. LaRose, S. Schwenen, G. Thorpe, L. de Vries,  J. Wright, Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms: results from a world wide survey, Presenting at the CIGRE Paris Session (2016)
  8. F. Regairaz, M.R. Hesamzadeh, A. Di Caprio, A. Balkwill, F-P. Hansen, J. Riesz, “Market price signals and regulated frameworks for coordination of transmission investments“, CIGRE Symposium, Lund, Sweden, 2015.
  9. P. Vithayasrichareon, T. Lozanov, J. Riesz, Member, I. MacGill, “Impact of Operational Constraints on Generation Portfolio Planning with Renewables“, 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Denver, CO, USA. [Best conference papers on Integration of Renewable & Intermittent Resources]
  10. J. Riesz, B. Elliston, “The impact of technology availability on the costs of 100% renewable electricity generation scenarios for Australia“, 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2015.
  11. J. Riesz, G. Thorpe, Regina Betz, Johanna Cludius, “A framework for designing and categorising Capacity Markets – Insights from an Application to Europe“, 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2015.
  12. P. Vithayasrichareon, J. Riesz, I. MacGill, “Market pricing and revenue outcomes in an electricity market with high renewables – An Australian case study“, 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2015.
  13. B. Elliston, J. Riesz, “Future high renewable electricity scenarios – Insights from mapping the diversity of near least cost portfolios“, 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey, May 2015.
  14. J. Riesz, J. Gilmore “Does wind need “back-up” capacity – Modelling the system integration costs of “back-up” capacity for variable generation”. 2014 International Energy Workshop, Beijing, 2014
  15. J. Riesz, I. MacGill, J. Gilmore, “Examining the viability of energy-only markets with high renewable penetrations”, IEEE Power and Energy Society meeting, Washington DC, July 2014.
  16. J. Riesz, Iain MacGill, “Frequency Control Ancillary Services – Is Australia a Model Market for Renewable Integration“, 12th International Workshop on Large-scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems, London, October 2013.
  17. J. Riesz, Iain MacGill, “100% Renewables in Australia – Will a capacity market be required?“, 3rd International Workshop on the Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems, London, October 2013.  Selected as one of six “Best Papers” from the conference.
  18. P. Vithayasrichareon, J. Riesz, I. MacGill, “The Potential Role of Wind and Solar PV in Reducing Future Uncertainties in the Australian National Electricity Market“, 3rd International Workshop on the Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems, London, October 2013.
  19. J. Riesz, F. Shiao, J. Gilmore, D. Yeowart, A. Turley, I. Rose,  Frequency Control Ancillary Services for High Penetration Wind in Australia, Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems, 2011, Aarhus, Denmark.
  20. J. Riesz, J. Gilmore, M. Buchanan, B. Vanderwaal, I. Rose,Impacts of Electricity Markets on Solar Development – An Australian Case Study, Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on the Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems, 2011, Aarhus, Denmark.

Conference presentations which did not include published proceedings are listed under Public Speaking.

Other

  • M. Ahlstrom, E. Ela, J. Riesz, J. O’Sullivan, B. Hobbs, M. O’Malley, M. Milligan, P. Sotkiewicz, J. Caldwell (2015) “The Evolution of the Market – Designing a Market for High Levels of Variable Generation”, IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, November/December 2015.

Book chapters

  • J. Riesz, M. Hindsberger (AEMO), J. Gilmore (ROAM Consulting), C. Riedy (Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney), Perfect storm or perfect opportunity? Future scenarios of the electricity sector and their implications for utilities (July 2014),  in “The Rise of Decentralized Energy – What is at stake for the electricity supply industry?”, Edited by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi.
  • J. Riesz, J. Gilmore, M. Hindsberger, Market Design for the Integration of Variable Generation (Elsevier, March 2013) in “Evolution of Global Electricity Markets: New paradigms, new challenges, new approaches”.  Edited by Fereidoon P. Sioshansi.
  • J. Riesz, J. Gilmore, Adaptation to climate change – Impacts on infrastructure: case studies (2010)  in “Climate Adaptation Futures”.  Edited by Palutikof et al.

CIGRE Technical Brochures

  • Julian Barquin, Luiz Barroso, Carlos Batlle, Alex Cruickshank, Chrisophe Dervieux, Robert Flanagan, Joel Gilmore, James Greenhalg, Hanspeter Hoschle, Paolo Mastropietro, Adam Keech, Mariusz Krupa, Jenny Riesz, Beth LaRose, Sebastian Schwenen, Greg Thorpe, Kristof de Vos, Laurens de Vries, Jarrad Wright (2016), Capacity mechanisms: needs, solutions and state of affairs – CIGRE Technical Brochure (WG C5.17)
  • A. Henriot, O. Lavoine, F. Regairaz, C. Hiroux-Marcy, J. Gilmore, J. Riesz, C. Yuen D. O.C. do Brasil, M. P. B.M. Salvador, H. Ziegler, L. Imaz, J. Fernández, J. Revuelta M. Li, (2013), Market design for large scale integration of intermittent renewable energy sources – CIGRE Technical Brochure (WG C5-11).
  • J. Riesz, J. Gilmore (2013), Market design for large-scale integration of intermittent renewable energy sources, Appendix 1: Case Study “Market Design for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in Australia”.  CIGRE Technical Brochure (WG C5-11).
  • Ma Li, J. Riesz (2013), Market design for large-scale integration of intermittent renewable energy sources, Appendix 3: Case Study “Wind development in China“.   CIGRE Technical Brochure (WG C5-11).

Working Papers

Submissions 

 

AECOM Reports

ROAM Consulting Reports

2012:

  • ROAM Insight issue 15ROAM Insight 15 (ROAM Consulting, 2012). ROAM’s annual report, detailing expected market outcomes for the next six years.
  • Solar Market Integration (Australian Solar Institute, March 2012). Modelling of the integration of solar technologies into the National Electricity Market.
  • Generation Scenarios for Revenue Proposal (ElectraNet, Jan 2012). Development of generation scenarios as an input to ElectraNet’s revenue proposal.

2011:

  • Renewable Energy Market Analysis (Clean Energy Council, Oct 2011). Analysis of the market for Renewable Energy Certificates in Australia, determining the interaction between contract prices (Power Purchase Agreements) and the spot market, and analysing certificate transaction data available through the REC Registry.
  • Impacts of the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target on Frequency and Network Control Ancillary Services and Transmission Development (Australian Energy Market Commission, Jul-Sept 2011).  Assessment of the impacts of the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target upon Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS), Network Control Ancillary services (NCAS), including reactive power and voltage control, and the transmission augmentation requirements to facilitate the entry of renewable generation.
  • Dispatch Operations Manual (Western Power, Jun 2011). Preparation of an operations manual for the operators of the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) in the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS), with a focus on the decision making process around the de‑commitment of large thermal units related to wind generation.
  • Retail Price Forecast (Clean Energy Council, Feb 2011). Forecast of retail prices applying in each region of Australia, including a detailed assessment of the contribution of the various renewable schemes (large-scale generation certificates, small-scale technology certificates, and feed in tariffs).
  • Commerciality of wind farms in South Australia (Electranet, Sept 2011). Modelling of the quantity of wind generation that can enter in South Australia on a commercially viable basis, taking into account depression of the pool price and transmission congestion issues.
  • ROAM Insight issue 14ROAM Insight 14 (ROAM Consulting, 2011). ROAM’s annual report, detailing expected market outcomes for the next six years.
  • Storage Technologies for wind commerciality in South Australia (ElectraNet, August 2011). Assessment of the value of storage technologies in South Australia, and their potential impact upon the commercial viability of wind generation development.
  • Long term generation planning (Australian Coal Association, March 2011). Modelling of possible long term generation mix futures for Australia that could result from different combinations of scenario factors.
  • Solar Flagships Revenue Modelling (Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, January 2011). Projection of revenues for solar flagships applicants under a range of scenarios.

2010:

  • Rule changes for Ancillary Services (IMO WA, Dec 2010). Revised rules and equations for settlements related to ancillary services (Load Following and Spinning Reserve), necessitated by increasing wind penetration.
  • Transmission congestion and Renewable Generation (Clean Energy Council, Aug-Sept 2010). Modelling of the location and magnitude of transmission congestion in the National Electricity Market with wind development under the Renewable Energy Target.
  • Western Power Sept 2011Revenue Reset Application (Western Power, Jun 2010). Design of probabilistic scenarios of generation development in the South West Interconnected System for revenue reset application analysis.
  • Gas usage in the South West Interconnected System (IMO WA, May-Jul 2010). Forecast of gas usage in the SWIS under various optimised generation development scenarios, with financial analysis.
  • Market Costs and Benefits of the Renewable Energy Target (Clean Energy Council, May 2010). Quantitative analysis of the costs and benefits of the Renewable Energy Target, including avoided capital, fuel costs and carbon costs, in addition to transmission requirements, voltage control and frequency control services.
  • Assessment of Frequency Control Services and Technical Rules (IMO WA, Apr 2010). Quantification of the future reserve requirements in the South West Interconnected System with significantly increased wind penetration, including assessment of the Market Rules for frequency control services.
  • LRET/SRES modifications to the RET (Clean Energy Council, Mar 2010). An analysis of banked Renewable Energy Certificates and the implications for the proposed LRET/SRES
  • Submission to QLD Energy Inquiry (Sucrogen, July 2010). Assisted Sucrogen in preparing a submission to the QLD Energy Inquiry.
  • Calculation of Marginal Loss Factors for Solar Sites around Australia (AGL, January 2010). Calculated Marginal Loss Factors (MLFs) for a range of solar sites around Australia.
  • Powerlink revenue resetGeneration Scenarios for Revenue Reset Application (Powerlink, February 2010). Used a probabilistic approach to develop a set of potential scenarios for development of Powerlink’s transmission system, as an input to their revenue reset application process.
  • Gas contracts assessment (IMO WA, March 2010). Reviewed input assumptions to the IMO WA model that assesses generator bids against their costs.  Included review of gas contract information.
  • Impacts of Government policy on intermittent generation penetration (IMO WA, February 2010). Developed potential scenarios for the development of the generation mix in Western Australia, depending upon various combinations of government policy.
  • Scenarios for Modelling Renewable Generation in the SWIS (IMO WA, March 2010). Developed scenarios for renewable generation in the SWIS.
  • Implications of increasing the RET in response to solar hot water and solar credits (Clean Energy Council, February 2010).  Examined data on Renewable Energy Certificates and the renewable energy market to determine the likely outcomes if the RET target were increased.

2009:

  • ROAM Insight issue 12ROAM Insight 12 – ROAM’s annual report, detailing expected market outcomes for the next six years.
  • Energy development opportunities in North Queensland, Townsville Enterprise
  • Grid Australia, Transmission investment under the Renewable Energy Target
  • Electranet, Commerciality of Wind Farm Developments in South Australia
  • Electranet, Preliminary Regulatory Test for Transmission Augmentation
  • AEMO, NEM Development Scenarios for 2030
  • Western Power, Future Requirements for Load Following
  • Western Power, Future Curtailment of Wind Generation
  • Electranet, Grid Plan Scenarios
  • Australian Energy Market Commission, Network Augmentation and Congestion Modelling
  • Electranet, Transmission investment impacts of MRET and CPRS
  • HMA Consulting, Future REC Projects
  • Powerlink, 2009 Grid Plan Scenarios
  • Anglo Coal, CPRS outcomes for Angle – Callide
  • Transfield Services, Impact of CPRS on Loy Yang A

2008:

  • ROAM Insight issue 11ROAM Insight 11 – ROAM’s annual report, detailing expected market outcomes for the next six years.
  • Federal Department of Climate Change, Impact of CPRS on generation transmission and dispatch
  • Australian Energy Market Commission, Implications for Energy Markets from Climate Change Policies
  • NEMMCO, Presentation on IRP Capabilities
  • NEMMCO, Fuel Resource, New Entry and Generation Cost
  • Federal Department of Climate Change, Commonwealth DCC Panel
  • Rio Tinto Alcan, Workshop on Renewables
  • Rio Tinto Alcan, Long Term Price Forecasts with ETS
  • Transgrid, Scenario Revenue Reset with Garnaut and Green Paper
  • Siemens, Australian Electricity Market Study
  • Delta Energy, Forecasting impacts of renewables and emissions trading on Delta portfolio
  • Australian Energy Market Commission, DSM in NEM – Wholesale Markets and Reliability
  • Federal Department of Climate Change, Renewable Energy Target Market Modelling
  • Australian Energy Market Commission, DSM in NEM – Wholesale Markets and Reliability
  • Macquarie Capital Advisers, Victorian Pool Price Forecast
  • National Generators Forum, Renewables Database and Congestion Forecasting
  • Synergies, Impact of Climate Change on Energy Network Infrastructure
  • Townsville Enterprise, Renewable Energy Opportunities for North Queensland
  • Queensland Water Commission, Power Station Water Usage
  • Federal Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Generators Request for Quote
  • Transfield Services, 20 Year Forward Curve for NSW
  • ROAM Insight, ROAM Insight #12 (special edition on renewables)
  • Australian Government, Department of Climate Change, Submission to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper.

2007:

  • National Generators Forum, Assessment of Positive Flow Clamping
  • AGL, Price review – 2004 Origin Energy Gas Sales Agreement
  • Roaring 40s, Waterloo Loss Factor Study
  • Federal Department of Climate Change, PMC Emissions Trading Advisory Panel
  • Transfield Services, Strategic Assessment of Generation Options to 2020
  • Babcock and Brown, Capital Wind Farm
  • Roaring 40s, Assessment of wind farm acquisitions

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Melanin Biophysics

My doctoral research involved studying melanin pigment, of interest as a possible dye sensitizer for solar photovoltaics.  My work sought to identify new research approaches to deal with structural disorder, and delved into a wide variety of disciplines including advanced spectroscopy, theoretical quantum chemistry, computational methods and condensed matter theoretical physics.

My PhD thesis is available here.  Thesis examiner’s comments include:

  • “The material included is highly original and constitutes a significant contribution to the field of melanin research.”
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  • “The studies conducted for the thesis and described therein are well planned with a detailed search for relevant literature and are prosecuted extensively and thoroughly using sophisticated methodology.”
  • “Results obtained are highly original and novel and would be much appreciated among pigment chemists and biologists as an outstanding contribution to the field.”
  • “The examiner found that the author has shown capability not only to carry out her own research of high standard, but also to educate young students how to proceed with research activities.”

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