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Category: South Australian Government

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Gas turbines vs battery storage: S.A. in state of inertia over energy future

Gas turbines vs battery storage: S.A. in state of inertia over energy future

South Australia is being accused of raising the drawbridge against synthetic inertia and battery storage too quickly, possibly because gas generators put the fear of god, and more blackouts, into them. The debate over renewable energy penetration is repeating itself.

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South Australia energy security target may exclude battery storage

South Australia energy security target may exclude battery storage

South Australia rules out “synthetic inertia” – and therefor battery storage – in its energy security target, in a move that could have huge implications for the owners and developers of current and upcoming wind and solar projects in the state.

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Coalition backtracks on Paris deal, ABC cuts corners on energy

Coalition backtracks on Paris deal, ABC cuts corners on energy

Coalition appears to be rapidly backtracking on Paris climate treaty as ABC’s Four Corners falls into the same trap of relying too heavily on lobbyists. They interviewed the wrong people.

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South Australia: Big no to higher FiT, big yes to batteries, big yes to EVs

South Australia: Big no to higher FiT, big yes to batteries, big yes to EVs

Koutsantonis rejects calls for higher solar feed in tariff, saying the emphasis needs to switch to battery storage and electric vehicles.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia's Anzac renewables bonanza

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s Anzac renewables bonanza

South Australia enjoyed a bumper harvest from its wind and solar plants last week. Such days will become more common as more projects are built.

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Plunging solar, wind costs means "green" fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging solar, wind costs means “green” fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging wind and solar costs put “hydrogen” economy at tipping point, with Australia urged to lay groundwork for opportunity to develop “green fuel” exports to replace coal and gas, a market potentially worth $40bn a year. ARENA likely to make it one of its key investment priorities this year.

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Could South Australia be the nation's hydrogen state, too?

Could South Australia be the nation’s hydrogen state, too?

SA might soon add a new clean feather to its cap, announcing plans to go heavily into the hydrogen industry.

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South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

Scenarios by Australian Market Operator suggest wind and solar could be capable of providing 80 per cent of South Australia’s electricity demand within 5 years.

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South Australia gets 31 proposals for new back-up generator

South Australia gets 31 proposals for new back-up generator

South Australia says it has received 31 proposals from 12 countries for its proposed emergency back-up gas generator.

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South Australia swamped by 90 battery storage proposals

South Australia swamped by 90 battery storage proposals

The South Australian government’s ground breaking battery storage tender has generated a huge response from interested parties, with more than 90 proposals submitted in the first fact-finding round, indicating the massive possibilities with the technology.

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Carnegie teams with Samsung, Lend Lease for battery storage hub

Carnegie teams with Samsung, Lend Lease for battery storage hub

Carnegie teams with Samsung, Lend Lease to propose battery storage hub and R&D centre in Adelaide as part of government tender.