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.
Category: South Australian Government
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.
Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.
The report by the Australian Energy Market Operator into the rolling blackouts or load shedding in South Australia last week reveal a sorry tale of bad management, lousy forecasts, dud software and failing fossil fuel plants.
South Australia threatens to take “decisive action” to regain control of the energy industry. The privately owned generators only have themselves to blame.
Report says “exceptional” 2016 battery uptake points to even more remarkable growth in 2017, with 15 per cent of new solar installations expected to include storage, and a massive 70% of solar households looking to invest in a battery system.
Turnbull government ministers rally to support PM’s vision of clean coal power generation in Australia, – financed by the CEFC.
Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.
The Coalition’s attack on renewables is being undone by the soaring electricity prices in fossil-fuel dependent Queensland. What is it that the general public appears knows about renewables and electricity prices that so many in the conservative side of politics, including federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg, do not?
ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.