Spot electricity prices averaged $447/MWh for the week in Queensland, and surged above $13,000 on a couple of occasions. Of course, there is no newspaper article when this happens because, since there is basically only rooftop PV in the state in the way of renewables, there is no convenient scapegoat.
The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles
ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.
Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.
The year that was: Donald Trump, soaring temperatures, mass-market EVs, and price parity – even in NSW – for solar and storage.
India’s new draft National Electricity Plan concludes India does not require any new coal-fired power stations and its energy minister says it must look beyond fossil fuels.
You couldn’t dream up the crazy set of events that have driven fears that South Australia is a sign of the threats to come to power supply reliability.
The AEMC really needs to get its act together in terms of more forward looking in terms of its approach to modelling.
Two new studies of different ice shelves have seen major melting that could portend a less stable future for the region.
JP Morgan say that with rapid coal generation closure, AGL may be worth more than the market currently thinks. But maybe not.
Carnegie Clean Energy’s EMC and Lendlease Services ink major deal to corner Australia’s multi-billion dollar microgrid market.
Lazard report says rooftop solar costs on “by far the steepest cost decline of any technology,” with energy storage looking like following suit.
NSW new initiative on energy efficiency is good model for the Victorian government’s long-awaited energy efficiency and productivity strategy.
Australia, once held up a paragon of energy market reform, has fallen well behind the pace, both in terms of current progress and future vision.
Investors feel like they have been sandwiched between Cory Bernardi and Bob Brown, but there are finally signs that the investment drought for wind and solar is over.
Last week served as a reminder – as if we needed another one – that climate policy is still a wild ride in Australian politics.
Two out of five Australian companies with fossil fuel investments fail to acknowledge the science of climate change, a new survey has found.
Senator Malcolm Roberts has met with some of world’s most notorious and longest-serving climate science deniers to help put their stamp on the new Trump administration.
NSW and Queensland – which still own their networks – block reforms that could lower network costs. Meanwhile, Finkel sings praises of pumped hydro and household battery storage to COAG energy ministers.
WA wave energy developer says its mWave technology is attracting strong interest in Europe, where the company has plans to roll out a series of commercial-scale wave farms, starting in Portugal.