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Category: South Australian Government

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ZEN Energy reveals "Big Battery" plans for South Australia

ZEN Energy reveals “Big Battery” plans for South Australia

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.

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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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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

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.

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SA blackouts: dud forecasts, lousy software, failing gas plants

SA blackouts: dud forecasts, lousy software, failing gas plants

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.

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SA energy minister offers hope for solar thermal and storage

SA energy minister offers hope for solar thermal and storage

SA energy minister warns dismantling state RET would succeed only in killing “dispatchable, baseload” solar thermal.

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Greedy energy industry, too clever by half, kicks an own goal

Greedy energy industry, too clever by half, kicks an own goal

South Australia threatens to take “decisive action” to regain control of the energy industry. The privately owned generators only have themselves to blame.

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Solar + storage installs set to treble on back of "exceptional" battery market growth

Solar + storage installs set to treble on back of “exceptional” battery market growth

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.

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Coalition ministers seek to railroad CEFC into backing "clean coal"

Coalition ministers seek to railroad CEFC into backing “clean coal”

Turnbull government ministers rally to support PM’s vision of clean coal power generation in Australia, – financed by the CEFC.

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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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Why the public is not buying Coalition attack on wind and solar

Why the public is not buying Coalition attack on wind and solar

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?

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We need a fair price for solar - and we need it now

We need a fair price for solar – and we need it now

ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.