Electricity network owner attacks major energy retailers over reliability of their gas plants, the manipulation of prices and high retail fees. It says it wants rapid transition to renewables, but incumbents and market rules getting in the way.
Category: Smart Energy
Fairfax joins Murdoch media, ABC and right wing blogs with hysterical and inaccurate story about potential blackouts once Hazelwood is closed.
Carnegie kicks off Lendlease JV with 10MW solar plant in Northam, and with plans to add storage and “replicate it all over Australia.”
Two large-scale batteries will be trialled as back-up power at an islanded 170MW power station in Carnarvon WA.
Another 300 solar powered, energy efficient low-income homes to be built in Sydney, backed by $130m from Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
If all customers with premier solar feed in tariff used its residual value to purchase a battery storage system, Australia could have a 960MW virtual power plant, at no additional cost to customers.
Tesla’s Lyndon Rive says company’s Powerpacks could fix SA power crisis in just over 100 days. Confirms Tesla “in talks” with Australian utilities.