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Category: NSW Government

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Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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CEFC backs 300 new solar powered low-income homes for Sydney

CEFC backs 300 new solar powered low-income homes for Sydney

Another 300 solar powered, energy efficient low-income homes to be built in Sydney, backed by $130m from Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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Businesses rewarded for clean energy push

Businesses rewarded for clean energy push

Twenty businesses across the state will share in $200,000 of NSW Government funding as part of a program to help companies adopt renewable energy and be more energy efficient.

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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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Know your NEM: AGL's cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Know your NEM: AGL’s cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.

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NSW, Queensland seek to protect network revenues at COAG

NSW, Queensland seek to protect network revenues at COAG

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.

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NSW minister taps household push to share and trade solar energy

NSW minister taps household push to share and trade solar energy

NSW renewables minister says solar households should be allowed to share and trade solar and be pinged only a minimal network “freight” fee.

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NSW moves to top of class on energy efficiency

NSW moves to top of class on energy efficiency

NSW government’s draft energy plans take an ambitious, integrated approach to both renewables and energy efficiency – and that’s a big deal for two major reasons.

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NSW makes major push into renewables, electric vehicles

NSW makes major push into renewables, electric vehicles

NSW outlines major push into renewables – and new storage technologies – as part of its plan to reach zero net emissions by 2050. The state that once boasted of being the “California” of clean energy in Australia, but slipped in the opposite direction, is now starting to do something about it.

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NSW Coalition supports peer-to-peer trading for solar households

NSW Coalition supports peer-to-peer trading for solar households

NSW parliamentary secretary Adam Marshall says solar households in NSW should have the ability to trade electricity that they generate from their rooftops.

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Ausgrid sale great for everyone, except consumers

Ausgrid sale great for everyone, except consumers

The sale of Ausgrid has been hailed in many quarters, but consumers have little to celebrate. The price locks in “gold plating” and may lead to higher fixed charges as more consumers turn to solar and storage and the networks look to protect their revenue streams.