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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

AEMO’s use of private weather forecasters, and not Bureau of Meteorology, likely contributed to SA’s recent weather-related blackouts.

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ZEN Energy reveals "Big Battery" plans for South Australia

ZEN Energy reveals “Big Battery” plans for South Australia

Adelaide-based ZEN Energy renews calls for electricity market rule changes as it reveals plans to develop a between 50-150MWh battery storage project in SA.

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ERM, Alinta RET shortfall equal to output of 9 big solar farms

ERM, Alinta RET shortfall equal to output of 9 big solar farms

ERM and Alinta top list of retailers failing to meet RET obligations in 2016. Their combined shortfall could have supported nine 100MW solar farms in NSW.

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BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

China’s biggest EV and energy storage company targeting 25% share of Australian battery market, with new B-Box product range.

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Carnegie eyes 100MW wave farm in Albany if Labor wins W.A. poll

Carnegie eyes 100MW wave farm in Albany if Labor wins W.A. poll

Carnegie says it will consider a wave farm – eventually up to 100MW – off the coast of Albany if Labor wins power and delivers funding promise.

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China’s BYD launches new battery storage products in Australian market

China’s BYD launches new battery storage products in Australian market

China EV and energy storage giant BYD unveils new line of modular battery systems, targeting Australian households and businesses.

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NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

Market operator report into NSW heatwave shows once again that it is failing fossil fuel plants that is putting energy security at risk.

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SA power bills rose less in past decade than coal states

SA power bills rose less in past decade than coal states

ANU report shows that average electricity bills have increased less in renewables rich SA over last 10 years than in eastern coal states.

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Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garages

Queensland regulators suggest all battery storage devices be put inside separate enclosures, and not inside homes or garages. Installation costs could soar.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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Lyon firms up 1GW solar + storage plans with new equity deal

Lyon firms up 1GW solar + storage plans with new equity deal

Lyon Solar says ‘very confident’ of building solar and storage in SA this year, with investment from Magnetar Capital.