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Category: South Australian Government

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1414 plans two "gigawatt hour" silicon storage plants in S.A.

1414 plans two “gigawatt hour” silicon storage plants in S.A.

South Australian company opens new manufacturing facility and says it plans to build two grid scale 1GWh silicon storage systems in the state.

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Tesla big battery on track to be "energised" in coming days

Tesla big battery on track to be “energised” in coming days

Tesla big battery fully installed and on time in South Australia, and about to be “energised” and tested by regulators and market operators.

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South Australia’s new power plant ready before summer

South Australia’s new power plant ready before summer

South Australia now has access to an additional 276 MW of electricity generation, with the state’s new power plant installed in time for the warmer summer months.

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Koutsantonis slams NEG, says it is an attack on renewables

Koutsantonis slams NEG, says it is an attack on renewables

SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis says cannot support NEG, says it an attack on renewables, designed to keep alive dirty coal.

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South Australia's stunning transition to consumer-powered grid

South Australia’s stunning transition to consumer-powered grid

Rooftop solar expected to provide more than 20% of local generation by 2025, ushering in transition to consumer focused grid in South Australia. Meanwhile, S.A. begins to benefit from renewables, with prices so far in 2017/18 lower than coal-dominated Victoria and NSW.

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Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low demand (again)

Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low demand (again)

Rooftop solar – along with sunny weather and mild temperatures – push grid demand in South Australia to yet another record low.

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Musk says Tesla big battery now more than 80% complete

Musk says Tesla big battery now more than 80% complete

Elon Musk says Tesla big battery in South Australia now more than 80% complete, but even bigger storage installations likely to follow.

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Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Anger deepens over politicisation of Energy Security Board and design of National Energy Guarantee that could reinforce dominance of incumbent utilities, stop large scale renewables, maintain status quo and fail emissions targets. But some say it does have potential.

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Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

If you ask mainstream media, renewables are the key driver of Australia’s rising power prices; a scourge that’s at its worst in South Australia. Yeah, nah.

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Coalition energy target may require a "go slow" on rooftop solar

Coalition energy target may require a “go slow” on rooftop solar

Energy Security Board forecasts suggest a sharp slow down in rooftop solar deployments to meet its modest renewable energy share. It comes as concerns grow about ESB process and the alacrity with which the normally snail-paced AEMC has moved to confer great powers upon itself.

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States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull's NEG

States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull’s NEG

States stunned by lack of detail in new energy policy. In a testy phone hook-up they were told all the government had was a press release and an eight-page letter.