Jenny Riesz

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Dr Jenny Riesz is a post doctoral research fellow at CEEM. Her research examines high penetration renewable systems, with a particular focus on the design and operation of electricity markets.  With almost ten years of experience in electricity system modelling and quantitative analysis, Jenny was previously a Senior Consultant in the Energy Strategic Advisory team at AECOM (a multinational engineering consultancy) and prior to that was the Principal of Renewable Energy and Climate Policy at ROAM Consulting (a leading provider of electricity market modelling services).  In these roles Jenny has led the delivery of consulting services to a wide range of clients, including the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), transmission network service providers such as Powerlink, Western Power and Electranet, The Independent Market Operator of Western Australia (IMO WA) and the Clean Energy Council.  Significant studies have included analysis of Frequency Control Ancillary Service requirements and costs with high wind penetration, examination of the market impacts of network congestion on wind farm operators and developers, and detailed analysis of the operation of the Renewable Energy Certificate market in Australia (with a particular focus on the influence of solar photovoltaics).  Further details can be found at http://jenny.riesz.com.au/.

Jenny Riesz

Publications

Title & place of publication Author Research area Type Links Year
'100% Renewables in Australia: A Research Summary' Riesz, J. , Elliston, B., Vithayasrichareon, P., MacGill, I. Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2016
'Assessing the viability of Energy-Only Markets with 100% Renewables', Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 5(1) Riesz, J. , Gilmore, J., MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring Journal Papers 2016
'Quantifying key uncertainties in the costs of nuclear power’, International Journal of Energy Research Riesz, J. , Sotiriadis, C., Vithayasrichareon, P., Gilmore, J. Technology Assessments Journal Papers 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 Riesz, J. , Elliston, B. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2016
'What cost for more renewables? The incremental cost of renewable generation – an Australian National Electricity Market case study', Renewable Energy Elliston, B., Riesz, J. , MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2016
‘Quantifying the costs of a rapid transition to electric vehicles’, Applied Energy, 180, p287-300. Riesz, J. , Sotiriadis, C., Anbach, D., Donovan, S. Electric vehicles Journal Papers 2016
'A Framework for Designing & Categorising Capacity Markets – Insights from an Application to Europe', 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey Riesz, J. , Thorpe, G., Cludius, J., Betz, R. Electricity Markets & Restructuring Extended abstract 2015
'Assessing “Gas Transition” pathways to low carbon electricity – An Australian case study' Riesz, J. , Vithayasrichareon, P., MacGill, I. Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2015
'Frequency Control Ancillary Service Market Design - Insights from the Australian National Electricity Market’, The Electricity Journal28(3): 86-99. Riesz, J. , Gilmore, J., MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 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 Elliston, B., Riesz, J. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2015
'Impact of High Variable Renewable Generation on Future Market Prices and Generator Revenue', IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC) 2015, Brisbane Vithayasrichareon, P., Riesz, J. , MacGill I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2015
'Impact of Operational Constraints on Generation Portfolio Planning with Renewables’ Vithayasrichareon, P., Lozanov, T., Riesz, J. , MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2015
'Market Pricing and Revenue Outcomes in an Electricity Market with High Renewables – An Australian Case Study', 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey Vithayasrichareon, P., Riesz, J. , MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Extended abstract 2015
'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 Riesz, J., Gilmore, J. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2015
'The Impact of Technology Availability on the Costs of 100% Renewable Electricity Generation Scenarios for Australia', 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Turkey Riesz, J. , Elliston, B. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Extended abstract 2015
'Using renewables to hedge against future electricity industry uncertainties—An Australian case study’, Energy Policy, 76, p43-56 Vithayasrichareon, P., Riesz, J. , MacGill, I. F. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Journal Papers 2015
'Assessing Long-term Security of Electricity Supply and the Role of Renewable Energy: A Probabilistic Generation Portfolio Analysis Approach' Vithayasrichareon, P., Riesz, J. , MacGill I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2014
'Assessing “Gas Transition” pathways to low carbon electricity’ Riesz, J. , Vithayasrichareon, P., MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2014
'China leading the way to a global renewable grid', The Conversation Jenny Riesz Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Articles 2014
'Designing electricity markets for a high penetration of variable renewables’, WIREs Energy Environment, Riesz, J. , Milligan, M. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2014
'Do renewables really matter?', Climate Spectator Jenny Riesz Sustainability & general Articles 2014
'Does wind need ‘back-up’ capacity? Modelling the system integration costs of ‘back-up’ capacity for variable generation’, at the International Energy Workshop (IEW), Beijing, China Riesz, J. , MacGill I., Gilmore, J. Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2014
'Energy White Paper 2014, Green Paper Submission’ Raffan, N., MacGill I., Riesz, J. , Vithayasrichareon, P., Bruce, A. Sustainability & general Submissions 2014
'Examining the viability of energy-only markets with high renewable penetrations’ Riesz, J., MacGill, I., Gilmore, J. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2014
'Submission on the RET Review Issues Paper' Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Peerapat Vithayasrichareon Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Submissions 2014
'Submission to the 2014 Energy White Paper' Jenny Riesz, Iain MacGill , Neil Raffan Sustainability & general Submissions 2014
'The report that could kill wind power', Climate Spectator, 5 March Jenny Riesz Large-scale Renewable Energy Articles 2014
'Transmission access: More deadly than the RET Review?', Business Spectator Jenny Riesz Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Articles 2014
'Transmission access: Putting renewables on an equal footing', Business Spectator Jenny Riesz Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Articles 2014
'Using Renewables to Hedge against Future Electricity Industry Uncertainties – An Australian Case Study' Vithayasrichareon, P., Riesz, J. , MacGill I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring Reports and Working Papers 2014
'Why the renewable target should be ramped up, not cut', The Conversation Peerapat Vithayasrichareon , Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Articles 2014
'Working Paper on the proposed Optional Firm Access model for the Australian National Electricity Market’ Riesz, J. , Gilmore, J., MacGill I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring Reports and Working Papers 2014
‘Second Working Paper on the proposed Optional Firm Access model for the Australian National Electricity Market’, CEEM Working Paper, Aug, Riesz, J. , Gilmore, J., MacGill I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Reports and Working Papers 2014
'Can we do without a clean energy finance bank?', The Conversation, 25 June Jenny Riesz Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Articles 2013
'Celebrating the flexibility of renewables', Climate Spectator, 2 May Jenny Riesz Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
'Does coal have a future in Australia?', Climate Spectator, 30 April Jenny Riesz Sustainability & general, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
'Garnaut recommends emissions target of minus 17% by 2020', RenewEconomy, 20 May Jenny Riesz Emissions trading, Sustainability & general Articles 2013
'Is carbon pricing reducing emissions?', The Conversation, 1 July Jenny Riesz, Roger Dargaville Emissions trading Articles 2013
'Putting 100% Renewables in Perspective', Climate Spectator, 30 May Jenny Riesz Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
'Submission on 100 percent Renewables Study – Draft Modelling Outcomes Report' Jenny Riesz , Ben Elliston, Iain MacGill , Mark Diesendorf Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2013
'Submission regarding the Australian Governments Emissions Reduction Fund' Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Regina Betz Emissions trading, Sustainability & general Submissions 2013
'Wind isn’t intermittent', Climate Spectator, 1 May Jenny Riesz Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Articles 2013
100% Renewables in Australia - Will a capacity market be required? Riesz, J. , MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2013
Climate change has costs beyond the carbon price Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Regina Betz Emissions trading Articles 2013
Frequency Control Ancillary Services - Is Australia a Model Market for Renewable Integration Riesz, J. , MacGill, I. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2013
Submission on Repealing the Carbon Price Iain MacGill , Jenny Riesz , Regina Betz Emissions trading Submissions 2013
The role of Wind and PV in mitigating the impact of uncertainty in the Australian National Electricity Market Vithayasrichareon, P., Riesz, J. , MacGill I. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2013
‘Payments for Closure Should Direct Action include payments for closure of high emission coal-fired power plants?’ Riesz, J. , Noone, B., MacGill, I. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Emissions trading, Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2013
“Carbon tax dumped: how do we get to 100% renewable energy?”, The Conversation, 22 July Jenny Riesz Emissions trading Articles 2013

Events

Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
100% Renewable Energy: A feasible option for Australia? Jenny Riesz Public forum Large-scale Renewable Energy Friday, August 16, 2013
Grid Connection - Evolution and Risk Management - The Optional Firm Access model Jenny Riesz Seminar Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Clean Energy Week, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Thursday, July 25, 2013
Energy Market Conundra - Market design for renewable integration Jenny Riesz Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Clean Energy Week, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Thursday, July 25, 2013
100% Renewables: Will the electricity market work? Jenny Riesz Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Large-scale Renewable Energy Melbourne Energy Institute Forum ‘How are renewable technologies impacting the price of electricity?’ Thursday, June 27, 2013
What does the Expanded MRET mean for the NEM? Jenny Riesz Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy Friday, January 1, 2010

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