Muriel Watt

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Muriel teaches in renewable energy policy and life cycle analysis of energy systems in the Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering at UNSW where she has worked since 1992. She studied Science at the University of New England and undertook a PhD at Murdoch University on Energy Analysis. Muriel is interested in implementation strategies for renewable energy technologies, including consumer requirements, government policy, research, industry development, support programs and regulatory frameworks. She is also interested in analysis of renewable energy systems, including life cycle energy, emissions, materials and water usage; performance assessments against end-use energy requirements; employment and other economic indicators.

Muriel

Publications

Title & place of publication Author Research area Typesort descending Links Year
'Photovoltaics research and development in Australia, International Journal of Environmental Studies', Vol. 63, No. 6, December 2006, pp 777-790. Muriel Watt, Rob Passey, Iain MacGill Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2006
'The Potential Impacts of Grid-connected Distributed Generation and How to Address Them: A Review of Technical and Non-technical Factors', Energy Policy, 39(10), p6280-6290. Passey, R., Spooner, T., MacGill, I., Watt, M., Syngellakis, K. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2011
'Study of Grid-connect Photovoltaic Systems: Benefits, Opportunities and Strategies', Progress in Photovoltaics, 17, p419-431. Passey, R., Watt, M., Snow, M., Outhred, H.[nid:330], Spooner, T. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2009
A Review of Market-based Schemes to Drive Energy Efficiency. The Executive Summary is available Rob Passey, Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Reports and Working Papers 2008
‘Magnetic Island and Townsville Solar City: A Case Study of Increasing PV Penetration in Electricity Networks’ Bruce, A., Heslop, S.F., MacGill, I., Watt, M. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2013
A Review of Some Recent Australian Government Energy Management Programs, ACRE Energy Policy Group Report, April 2004 Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Reports and Working Papers 2004
Study of Grid-connect Photovoltaic Systems - Benefits, Opportunities, Barriers and Strategies for the Western Australian Office of Energy. Rob Passey, Muriel Watt, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Ted Spooner, Mark Snow Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2007
Development of a Standard Connection Agreement for Small Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems - Discussion Paper, for the Australian Greenhouse Office, January 2004 Robert Passey, David Roche, Muriel Watt, Ted Spooner Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2004

National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Australia - 2004, prepared for the Australian PVPS Consortium, May 2005.

Muriel Watt Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2005

National Survey Report of PV Power Applications in Australia, for the International Energy Agency Co-operative programme on Photovoltaic Power Systems Task 1, Exchange and dissemination of information on PV Power systems .

Muriel Watt Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2006
Newington Village: An analysis of photovoltaic output, residential load and PV's ability to reduce peak demand, a report for the NSW Department of Planning Watt. M., Passey, R., Barker, F., Rivier, J. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2006

Photovoltaics and Peak Electricity Loads, Summer 2003-04, Report prepared for the BCSE, May 2005.

Muriel Watt, Monica Oliphant, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Iain MacGill, Ted Spooner, Scott Partlin Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2005
Proposed Guidelines and Agreements for Small Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Systems - Final Report , for the Australian Greenhouse Office, December 2004 Robert Passey, David Roche, Muriel Watt, Ted Spooner Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Reports and Working Papers 2004
Scenario Analysis of Possible Sustainable Energy Futures for Alice Springs, presented at the ANZSES 45th Annual Conference, Solar07, Alice Springs, Australia, 2nd-6th October 2007 Jessica Picton, Muriel Watt, Iain MacGill Sustainability & general Conference Papers 2007
'Evaluating the benefits of implementing existing storage technologies with residential PV rooftop systems' Goel, S., Watt, M. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2013

Analyses of Photovoltaic System Output, Temperature, Electricity Loads and National Electricity Market Prices - Summer 2003-04, ANZSES'04, Perth, November .

Muriel Watt, Scott Partlin, Monica Oliphant, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Iain MacGill, Ted Spooner Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2004
'The financial impacts of PV systems and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on customers who do not have them’, ASPRC 2014 Passey, R., Watt, M., MacGill, I., Mills, G. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2014
Assessing Nuclear Power using a Risk-based Framework accepted for the ANZSES Solar 2006 Conference, Canberra, 13th-15th September 2006 Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2006
Some options for State-based Renewable Obligations in Australia, paper submitted for review for the 2005 ANZSES Conference, Dunedin Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Large-scale Renewable Energy Conference Papers 2005
'Policy Approaches and Tariff Structures to Maximise Renewable Energy Uptake in Pacific Island Grids’, Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2015, Brisbane, Australia Watt, M., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2015
Designing a coherent PV strategy for Australia, 3rd International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Asia-Pacific Conference & 46th ANZSES Conference, Sydney, 25th to 28th Nov 2008 Muriel Watt, Rob Passey, Greg Watt Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2008
'Energy with Development: 50 years’ Experience of Community-driven Rural Electrification and Future Challenges for COOPEGUANACASTE in Costa Rica’, APSRC 2015, Canberra, Australia Madrid-Vargas, R., Bruce, A., Watt, M., Rojas, Y.A. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Sustainability & general Conference Papers 2016
Experiences with Residential Grid-Connected PV Systems in Australia accepted for the ANZSES Solar 2006 Conference, Canberra, 13th-15th September 2006 Muriel Watt, Rhys Morgan, Robert Passey Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2006

Tariff Implications for the Value of PV to Residential Customers, paper submitted for review for the 2005 ANZSES Conference, Dunedin .

Marc Pop, Muriel Watt, Juan Rivier, Andrew Birch Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2005
The Contribution of Photovoltaics to Commercial Loading, presented at the ANZSES 45th Annual Conference, Solar07, Alice Springs, Australia, 2nd-6th October 2007 Muriel Watt, Rob Passey, Mark Snow Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2007

The Value of PV in Summer Peaks Paper for EUPVSEC'04 European PV Solar Conference, Paris, June 2004 .

Muriel Watt, Scott Partlin, Monica Oliphant, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Iain MacGill, Ted Spooner Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2004
‘The Regulatory Arrangements Required for a Distributed Energy Market’, first published in the Proceedings of the eceee 2013 Summer Study, 3-8 June 2013, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France. Passey, R., Watt, M. Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Sustainability & general Conference Papers 2013
'Economics of Solar PV Systems with Storage in Main Grid and Mini-grid Settings', in Solar Energy Storage MacGill, I., Watt, M. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Book Chapters 2015
Energy without an end, OpEd in the Age newspaper, 2nd Feb 2009, Muriel Watt, Iain MacGill Technology Assessments Articles 2009
PV Research & Development in Australia - where to from here? UNSW Energy Systems Seminar presentation, May 2003 Muriel Watt Sustainability & general Archived 2003

Submission on the IPART Discussion Paper on Distributed Generation April 2002.

Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Muriel Watt, Iain MacGill, Karel Nolles Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Archived 2002

Submission to the CoAG Energy Market Review Draft Report by for the Australian Energy Policy Group, November 2002

Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Muriel Watt, Iain MacGill Electricity Markets & Restructuring Archived 2002

Submission to the COAG Energy Market Review Issues Paper, April 2002.

Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Muriel Watt, Iain MacGill, Karel Nolles, Karl Mallon Electricity Markets & Restructuring Archived 2002
Jobs and Investment Potential of Renewable Energy for Australia Australian New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference, ANZSEE'2002, Sydney, Australia, December, 2002. Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Archived 2002

Using PV to meet Peak Summer Electricity Loads in Proc. ANZSES'2003, Melbourne, November, 2003

Muriel Watt, M. Oliphant, H. Outhred[nid:330], R. Collins Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Archived 2003
SERGO Submission (Executive Summary) to the NFEE Discussion Paper "Towards a National Framework for Energy Efficiency - Issues and Challenges", March 2004 Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Robert Passey Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2004
CEEM Submission to the Consultation Paper: South Australian Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme, February 2008 Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2008
Submission to the Green Power Options Paper June 2005 Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2005
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts: Inquiry into the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Feed-in-Tariff) Bill 2008, August Muriel Watt, Robert Passey Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2008

Events

Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
The Regulatory Arrangements Required for a Distributed Energy Market Rob Passey , Muriel Watt Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Sustainability & general eceee 2013 Summer Study,
 3-8 June 2011, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Need for and Design of a Distributed Energy Market Rob Passey , Peta Ashworth, Muriel Watt , Yasmin Vankasteren, Shelley Rodriguez, Lygia Romanach Poster Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Australian ‘Frontiers of Science; Science for a Green Economy’, Sydney Monday, December 3, 2012
The Highs & Lows of the PV Market in Australia Muriel Watt Seminar Sustainability & general, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Appropriate Technology Retailers Association of Australia (ATRAA) in Melbourne Friday, August 1, 2008
What is Australia doing about Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Muriel Watt Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation CEEM, UNSW Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Experience with Residentail Grid-Connected PV Systems in Australia Muriel Watt Seminar Technology Assessments, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation ANZSES Solar 2006 Conference, Canberra Friday, September 15, 2006
Photovoltaics in Australia Muriel Watt Seminar Technology Assessments, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Southern Highlands and Tablelands Regional Group of Engineers Australia - Sydney Division Thursday, August 17, 2006
PV in Australia 2005: Markets & Performance Muriel Watt Seminar Technology Assessments, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation BCSE Conference 2006, Brisbane Thursday, May 4, 2006
Tariff Implications for the Value of PV to Residential Customers Muriel Watt Seminar Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation ANZSES Annual Conference, Dunedin New Zealand Monday, November 28, 2005
Some Considerations when Designing Retail Electricity Markets that work for Energy Efficiency & Distributed Resources Muriel Watt Seminar Electricity Markets & Restructuring BCSE Business of Energy Efficiency Conference, Melbourne Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Status of Australia's PV Market Muriel Watt Seminar Technology Assessments, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Sustainable Energy 2005, BCSE Annual Conference, Melbourne Friday, April 29, 2005