The Victoria Energy Policy Centre (VEPC) is a research centre focussing on policy challenges in energy in Australia, with a particular focus on Victoria.

 

The VEPC's core research discipline is economics, but we encourage collaboration between experts from different academic traditions. We combine academically rigorous research and analysis, with a practical understanding of government processes. 

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Explanatory note
Retail electricity market monitoring of diverse consumers and market offers

 

VEPC Working Paper WP2008. October 2020.

By Bruce Mountain and Kelly Burns

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Wrong way, go back

An analysis of the economics and greenhouse gas impact of Marinus Link and Battery of the Nation

 

By Bruce Mountain and Steven Percy

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Do households respond to Time-Of-Use tariffs? Evidence from Australia

 

A Working Paper by Kelly Burns, Senior Research Fellow, VEPC and Bruce Mountain, Director, VEPC

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Rooftop photovoltaics and electricity distributors: who wins and who loses? 

 

A Working Paper by Bruce Mountain, Director, VEPC, Steven Percy, Senior Research Fellow, VEPC, and Kelly Burns, Senior Research Fellow, VEPC.

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A model for the estimation of residentia

A model for the estimation of residential rooftop photovoltaic capacity

 

A Working Paper by Bruce Mountain, Director, VEPC, Amine Gassem, AG-Study, Kelly Burns, Senior Research Fellow, VEPC, and Steven Percy, Senior Research Fellow, VEPC

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Loyalty taxes in retail electricity markets: not as they seem? 

 

A Working Paper by Bruce Mountain, Director, VEPC, and Kelly Burns, Senior Research Fellow, VEPC

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Ensuring reliable electricity supply in Victoria to 2028: suggested policy changes

 

A report by Bruce Mountain, VEPC Director, and Dr Steven Percy, VEPC Research Fellow.

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Recent articles         MORE >

Pumped hydro isn’t our energy future, it’s our past

 

Bruce Mountain and Steven Percy, The Conversation, 29 Oct 2020

A new look inside the workings of Australia’s National Electricity Market

 

Bruce Mountain and Steven Percy, Renew Economy, 20 Oct 2020

AEMO’s Integrated System Plan: Does it leave Snowy 2.0 high and dry?

Bruce Mountain and Steven Percy, Renew Economy, Aug 2020

COVID-19 and Social Distancing: Does It Show Up in the Demand for Electricity?

Steven Percy and Bruce Mountain, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) Energy Forum, COVID-19 Special Issue 2020

VEPC in the News             MORE >

Where does Snowy 2.0 fit in the 'gas-fired economic recovery'?

ABC Radio Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck, 16 September 2020

Closing Liddell power plant to have only short-term effects: report

Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 September 2020

Government renewable energy investment program swamped by support

Peter Hannam, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 2020

Bruce Mountain discusses the flawed regulations of the gas distribution market

Leon Byner, FIVEaa, 12 June 2020

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‘Ambitious’ energy reforms set to cut household power bills

Mike Foley and Nick O'Malley, The Age, 12 June 2020

How this woman scored $1,300 a year without working

Tony Yoo, Yahoo Finance AU, 9 June 2020

Bruce Mountain discusses the gas distribution market

Leon Byner, FIVEaa, 4 June 2020

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How to reduce your biggest household expenses

Linda Moon, Domain, 22 May 2020

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