Rob Passey

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Rob is a Senior Research Associate with CEEM, as well as Senior Consultant with IT Power (Australia), and Policy Analyst and Treasurer at the Australian PV Institute. He focuses on policy research and analysis, particularly renewable energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency and emissions trading. Specific interests include market mechanisms to reduce greenhouse emissions, increase uptake of low emission technologies and drive energy efficiency; distributed generation and its integration into electricity networks, including smart grids; electric vehicles and their impact on electricity networks; technical assessments of low emissions technologies; and the characteristics of end-user decision-making relevant to uptake of distributed energy.

The following lists Rob's publications released through UNSW. His publications through IT Power are listed elsewhere.

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Publications

Title & place of publicationsort descending Author Research area Type Links Year
'Estimating the Financial Costs and Benefits of Distributed Grid-Connected Photovoltaics for Different Electricity Industry Participants' Oliva, S.J., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2013
'A policy design framework to identify the characteristics of robust energy efficiency policies', Proceedings of the eceee 2011 Summer Study, 6-11 June 2009, Belambra Presqu'ile de Giens, France (reviewed paper) Passey, R., MacGill, I. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2011
'Australian Domestic Offset Policies: An example for achieving real greenhouse gas emissions reductions?', Joint Implementation Quarterly, 16(4), p 11-15 Betz, R., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2011
'CEEM submission to AEMC's Energy Market Arrangements for Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles', EMO0022 Graham Mills, Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Electric vehicles Submissions 2012
'Energy Sales Targets: An alternative to White Certificate Schemes', Energy Policy, 37(6), p2310-2317 Passey, R., MacGill, I. Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Journal Papers 2009
'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
'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
'The governance challenge for implementing effective market-based climate policies: a case study of The New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme', Energy Policy, 36(8), p2999-3008. Rob Passey, Iain MacGill, Hugh Outhred[nid:330] Emissions trading Journal Papers 2008
'The limited role for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technologies in a sustainable Australian energy future', International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 63, No. 6, December 2006, pp 751-763. Iain MacGill, Rob Passey, Terry Daly Technology Assessments Journal Papers 2006
'Using policy design to manage the impact of stakeholder pressure during the policy development process: possible lessons from recent Australian energy policy', 48th ANZSES Conference, Canberra, 1 Dec to 3 Dec 2010 Passey, R., MacGill, I. Sustainability & general Conference Papers 2010
’Submission in response to the AEMC’s draft report on the review of regulatory arrangements for embedded networks' Mike Roberts, Rob Passey , Anna Bruce , Iain MacGill Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2017
'Impact of Distributed Photovoltaic Systems on Zone Substation Peak’, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, (in press) Haghdadi, N., Bruce, A., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Journal Papers 2017
'Submission in response to the AEMC’s Distribution Market Model draft report, AEMC Project Number SEA0004’ Naomi Stringer, Mike Roberts, Sharon Young, Rob Passey , Anna Bruce , Iain MacGill Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2017
'Submission to the AEMC review of regulatory arrangements for embedded networks’ Mike Roberts, Rob Passey, Anna Bruce , Iain MacGill Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2017
'Designing more cost reflective electricity network tariffs with demand charges', Energy Policy, 109, p642-649. Passey, R., Haghdadi, N., Bruce, A., MacGill I. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Journal Papers 2017
'An Assessment of the Cost-Reflectivity of Proposed Network Tariffs in Australia’, Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2015, Brisbane, Australia Kelly, D., Bruce, A. , MacGill, I., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2015
'Assessing the Short-Term Revenue Impacts of Residential PV Systems on Electricity Customers, Retailers and Network Service Providers’, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 54, p1494-1505 Oliva, S., MacGill I., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Journal Papers 2016
'Estimating the Net Societal Value of Distributed Household PV Systems Solar Energy', Solar Energy, 100, p9-22 Oliva, S., MacGill I., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Journal Papers 2014
'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
'Recommendations for Implementing Virtual Net Metering into Community-Owned Renewable Energy Projects in Australia’, Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2015, Brisbane, Australia Inglis, K., Mitchell, E., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2015
'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
'PV System Reliability – Preliminary Findings from the PV Module and System Fault Reporting Website’, ASPRC 2014 Zaman, A., Parlevliet, D., Calais, M., Djordjevic, S., Pulsford, S., Bruce, A. , Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments Conference Papers 2014
‘Trading in energy efficiency in Australia: What are the lessons learnt so far?, first published in the Proceedings of the eceee 2013 Summer Study, 3-8 June 2011, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France. Betz, R., Jones, M.C., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2013
‘White certificate schemes – can commodification and financialisation of energy efficiency solve energy market failure, or risk just adding to it?’, first published in the Proceedings of the eceee 2013 Summer Study, 3-8 June 2011, Belambra Presqu'île de Giens, France. MacGill, I., Healy, S., Passey, R. Emissions trading, Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2013
‘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
CEEM Submission to the AEMC Consultation Paper: National Electricity Amendment (Local Generation Network Credits) Rule 2015 Anna Bruce , Iain MacGill , Rob Passey , Naomi Stringer Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2016
'The fall (and rise) of carbon pricing in Australia: a political strategy analysis of the carbon pollution reduction scheme', Environmental Politics, 21(5), p691-711. Bailey, I., MacGill, I., Passey, R., Compston, H. Emissions trading Journal Papers 2012
'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
'Estimating the Net Societal Value of Distributed Household PV Systems' Oliva, S.J., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2013
'The inevitability of ‘flotilla policies’ as complements or alternatives to flagship emissions trading schemes', Energy Policy, 48, p551-561. Passey, R., Bailey, I., MacGill, I., Twomey, P. Emissions trading, Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Journal Papers 2012
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
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
Additional Action Reserve: A proposed mechanism to facilitate additional voluntary and policy emission reductions efforts in emissions trading schemes, CEEM discussion paper for comment DP_100212, February 2010 Twomey, P., Betz, R., MacGill, I., Passey, R. Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2010
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
CEEM Submission to the CoAG Working Group on Climate Change and Water - Revised Renewable Energy Target (RET) Scheme Design Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2009
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
Climate Change and the Australian Electricity Industry: What Role for Geosequestration? ERGO Draft Discussion Paper - an edited version was presented at the AIE Parallel Session on Fossil Fuel Technologies atANZSES'2003, Melbourne, November, 2003. Iain MacGill, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Rob Passey Technology Assessments Archived 2003
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
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
Draft Submission to the PM&C Discussion Paper, Abatement Incentives Prior to the Commencement of the Australian Emissions Trading Scheme Regina Betz, Iain MacGill, Rob Passey Emissions trading Submissions 2007
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
Influences on residential uptake of distributed generation and energy efficiency, at the International Solar Energy Society Asia-Pacific Conference, Sydney, 27th Nov 2008 Rob Passey, Iain MacGill Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Conference Papers 2008
International climate policy and the Asia Pacific Partnership Iain MacGill, Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Rob Passey Emissions trading, Sustainability & general Reports and Working Papers 2006
Joint submission with the Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering on the Minimum Energy Performance Standards for air conditioners Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Richard Corkish, Hugh Outhred[nid:330] Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2005
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
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
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
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
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
Submission to 'A National Emissions Trading Scheme' background paper for stakeholder consultation Regina Betz, Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Emissions trading Submissions 2005
Submission to the CoAG Working Group on Climate Change and Water Exposure Draft Renewable Energy Target (RET) Legislation and supporting regulations Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2009
Submission to the Consultative Reference Committee, Inquiry into Electricity Supply in New South Wales Hugh Outhred[nid:330], Iain MacGill, Rob Passey Electricity Markets & Restructuring 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 Inquiry into the National Market Driven Energy Efficiency Target Bill 2007, April 2008 Robert Passey Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation Submissions 2008
Submission to the National Carbon Offset Standard Discussion paper, March 2009 Robert Passey, Iain MacGill Emissions trading Submissions 2009
Submission to the Parliament of Australia, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Science and Innovation "Inquiry into geosequestration technology" Iain MacGill, Terry Daly, Robert Passey Technology Assessments Submissions 2006
Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee Inquiry into Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 and a related bill. The final Senate Inquiry report and representation at the Senate Economics Committee on 6th Aug 2009 are also available. Iain MacGill, Robert Passey Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2009
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
Submission to the Victorian Issues Paper "Driving Investment in Renewable Energy in Victoria:Options for a Victorian market-based measure" Robert Passey, Iain MacGill Large-scale Renewable Energy Submissions 2006
Summary Paper of two previous papers assessing the NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme Iain MacGill, Robert Passey, Karel Nolles, Hugh Outhred[nid:330] Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2005
The Australian Electricity Industry and Geosequestration - Some Abatement Scenarios inProc. ANZSES'2003, Melbourne, November, 2003. Robert Passey, Iain MacGill Technology Assessments Archived 2003
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 NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme: An analysis of the NGAC Registry for the 2003 Compliance Period, A draft CEEM discussion paper for comment - DP_050405, April. Robert Passey, Iain MacGill, Karel Nolles, Hugh Outhred[nid:330] Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2005
The NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme: An analysis of the NGAC Registry for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Compliance Periods, A CEEM Discussion Paper DP_070827. Response to comments by the NSW Government in the Legislative Council. Rob Passey, Iain MacGill, Hugh Outhred[nid:330] Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2007
The NSW Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme: An assessment of the scheme's performance to date, scenarios of its possible performance to 2012, and their policy implications, A draft CEEM discussion paper for comment - DP_050408, April. Iain MacGill, Robert Passey, Karel Nolles, Hugh Outhred[nid:330] Emissions trading Reports and Working Papers 2005
The sustainability of desalination plants in Australia: is renewable energy the answer? OzWater Conference, 5th March 2007, Sydney David Knights, Iain MacGill, Rob Passey Large-scale Renewable Energy, Sustainability & general Conference Papers 2007

Events

Event Presenter Type Research area Location Date
Study of Grid-connect Photovoltaic Systems Benefits, Opportunities, Barriers and Strategies Rob Passey Seminar Energy Efficiency & Distributed Generation, Technology Assessments International Association of Energy Economics Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey Thursday, June 19, 2008
Assessing Nuclear Power using a Risk-based Framework Rob Passey Seminar Technology Assessments ANZSES Solar 2006 Conference, Canberra Friday, September 15, 2006
Options for State-based Renewables Obligations Rob Passey Seminar Large-scale Renewable Energy ANZSES Annual Conference, Dunedin New Zealand Monday, November 28, 2005

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