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Category: Smart Energy

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Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia

Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia

Something is fundamentally wrong in the NEM. Frequency control costs have risen dramatically, but the quality of the service has dived.

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Whyalla's not a ghost town, it's the centre of a green industrial revolution

Whyalla’s not a ghost town, it’s the centre of a green industrial revolution

Garnaut says renewables will cut energy costs to Whyalla steelworks by at least a third, and outlines plans for large scale solar, rooftop solar and pumped hydro and battery storage.

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Queensland takes lead in Australian renewable energy race

Queensland takes lead in Australian renewable energy race

Large-scale power project construction work has broken through 10,000 jobs and rooftop solar installs almost broke 100MW for the month. And Queensland has taken the lead.

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Blackouts and baseload: Debunking myths of AEMO reports and Liddell

Blackouts and baseload: Debunking myths of AEMO reports and Liddell

AEMO, like Finkel, provided Turnbull with a launch pad to push for a cleaner, smarter, cheaper and more reliable grid. Instead, the Coalition pined for traditional and outdated technologies. It’s time to bust a few myths about baseload and blackouts.

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Why did Hurricane Irma leave so many in the dark?

Why did Hurricane Irma leave so many in the dark?

Extreme weather presents many threats to electricity systems – particularly on centralised grids, where outages can ripple down the line. But can we do better?

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UK power firm plans world’s largest battery storage project

UK power firm plans world’s largest battery storage project

British generator Drax to build 200MW battery storage project – at one of Europe’s largest coal-fired power plants.

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ESB chair says demand response could kill need for new power plants

ESB chair says demand response could kill need for new power plants

Chair of newly formed Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, says that by harnessing demand management in Australia, “we can all stop worrying about building new plants of any description.”

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EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia’s Mark Collette tells ABC TV replacing Liddell by 2022 not a problem, but a race to the future and a huge industry opportunity.

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ARENA seeks ideas for renewable-based hydrogen exports

ARENA seeks ideas for renewable-based hydrogen exports

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency says it is seeking ideas to help it explore Australia’s potential to export renewable energy in forms such as hydrogen – a goal that has attracted the interest of japanese trading giants and leading players such as economist Ross Garrnaut and ex CEFC boss Oliver Yates. ARENA said on Wednesday it […]

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Solar households to help power Melbourne stadium, in new pilot

Solar households to help power Melbourne stadium, in new pilot

Innovative EnergyAustralia pilot scheme allows solar customers to trade excess rooftop PV generation with MCG, in exchange for VIP stadium experiences.

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South Australia launches tender for hydrogen plant, buses

South Australia launches tender for hydrogen plant, buses

SA govt seeks proposals to build hydrogen production facility and refuelling station, and supply at least six hydrogen cell buses.