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Category: Energy Markets

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Know your NEM : Crisis continues, and more renewables is the answer

Know your NEM : Crisis continues, and more renewables is the answer

Coalition government will be grateful that more wind and solar will be built in next few years, because they will help keep a cap on electricity prices.

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Too much power: The real crisis in Australia's energy markets

Too much power: The real crisis in Australia’s energy markets

In every State no more than 2 players account for more than 50% of generation market share. That doesn’t encourage competition and is pushing up prices.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Time to put energy retailers and their offers under the microscope

Time to put energy retailers and their offers under the microscope

This year, the retail part of the electricity sector will be getting lots of official attention. Deservedly so, because the “cheap offers” are no longer so cheap.

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Wivenhoe pumped hydro: the big little plant that didn't

Wivenhoe pumped hydro: the big little plant that didn’t

Queenslanders would pay much less for power if the generation sector was split up. The use, or non-use, of the Wivenhoe pumped hydro storage facility illustrates why.

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Australian retail electricity price guide - state by state

Australian retail electricity price guide – state by state

A state by state guide on electricity prices.

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Know your NEM: Coal states to be hit hardest by energy cost surge

Know your NEM: Coal states to be hit hardest by energy cost surge

Coal dependent NSW, Queensland and Victoria facing biggest rises in electricity costs, possibly more than 20 per cent based on recent prices.

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Battery storage: better at peaking than gas in South Australia

Battery storage: better at peaking than gas in South Australia

Existing gas generation in South Australia is expensive, inefficient, highly polluting, and controlled by just two market players. Battery storage is a smarter and cheaper option.

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EnergyAustralia signs up for Victoria's first large-scale solar farm

EnergyAustralia signs up for Victoria’s first large-scale solar farm

EnergyAustralia signs third PPA in 3 months, this time a 13-year deal for all the electricity generated by Victoria’s 60MW Gannawarra Solar Farm.

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Talking about our generation: Our energy models are out of date

Talking about our generation: Our energy models are out of date

An in depth analysis of Australia’s energy challenge, and South Australia’s in particular. All existing models are out of date.