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Category: Smart Energy

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Reform to "anti-Demand Management" regulations would cut power costs

Reform to “anti-Demand Management” regulations would cut power costs

New study finds smarter electricity network regulation would improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut power bills for energy users.

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Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills says if he can do it, almost anyone can. And by doing “it”, he means powering his house and his two electric vehicles largely through rooftop solar, and storing excess output in battery storage

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Ciel & Terre starts construction on world’s largest floating PV plant

Ciel & Terre starts construction on world’s largest floating PV plant

The French floating PV specialist is building a 70 MW solar facility in China’s Anhui province.

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Rule-maker wants all new generation to be smarter, quicker

Rule-maker wants all new generation to be smarter, quicker

AEMC wants fast control response on all new generation, recognises that settings on old fossil fuel plant may be a problem, but differs with Finkel of “generator obligation” model.

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Bills have become centre of the energy discourse galaxy in Australia

Bills have become centre of the energy discourse galaxy in Australia

Reality is boring: new technology gets cheap, simple and, increasingly, fit for purpose. There’s nothing magical, mystical or fantastical about this.

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Devil's in detail, but Finkel may have gotten it just about right

Devil’s in detail, but Finkel may have gotten it just about right

Let’s forget about coal: Finkel’s Clean Energy Target should be designed to encourage a good mix of zero emissions dispatchable solutions including solar thermal and biomass.

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NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

Households and businesses in NSW will get paid for reducing loads during critical peaks, as governments and institutions decide to circumvent objections by fossil fuel lobby with smarter, cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

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Inertia in power system: We don't actually need that much

Inertia in power system: We don’t actually need that much

We don’t need as much inertia in the power system as many think, and with a few simple changes we won’t need to mandate inertia limits either. Here’s why.

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EV charging and industrial solar thermal among ATC17 semi-finalists

EV charging and industrial solar thermal among ATC17 semi-finalists

Australian Technologies Competition shortlists 32 of Australia’s “most exciting” tech companies, including an EV charging outfit, a solar thermal solutions company, and an energy monitoring specialist.

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Demand response pilot kicks off with $22.5m funding round

Demand response pilot kicks off with $22.5m funding round

ARENA launches $22.5m funding round for demand response technology and platforms ahead of the 100MW AEMO-ARENA pilot slated for this summer.

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NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

CEFC commits a further $180m to extend NAB Energy Efficient Bonus program, after huge success with Australian farmers.