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Category: Smart Energy

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Innovation: Southern Cross tips $2m into "IoT" start-up Wattwatchers

Innovation: Southern Cross tips $2m into “IoT” start-up Wattwatchers

Southern Cross VC fund backs NSW-based “internet of things” energy data company Wattwatchers.

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Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.

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A utilities' guide for a brown to green transition

A utilities’ guide for a brown to green transition

For utilities to have a chance at succeeding at the “brown to green” transition, a well thought out and highly flexible strategy will be fundamental.

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The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.

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Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.

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South Australia gets 31 proposals for new back-up generator

South Australia gets 31 proposals for new back-up generator

South Australia says it has received 31 proposals from 12 countries for its proposed emergency back-up gas generator.

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Big old fossils will come out swinging at proposed 5-minute rule

Big old fossils will come out swinging at proposed 5-minute rule

The big old fossils are going to come out swinging at proposed 5-minute settlement rule, but fast, flexible players will form backbone of a decarbonised grid.

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E.ON invests in innovative drone-based airborne wind energy

E.ON invests in innovative drone-based airborne wind energy

German utility giant E.ON to invest in airborne wind energy, an innovative type of wind energy based around offshore tethered drones.

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New rules flag big switch in energy markets to cheaper, smarter grid

New rules flag big switch in energy markets to cheaper, smarter grid

AEMC indicates its support for switch to 5-minute settlement period, albeit with a 3-year transition period, and to a new rule that could allow alternatives to investment in more poles and wires. Both offer incentives to storage, demand response, and local renewables, and herald a more rapid shift to a smarter, cleaner and cheaper grid.

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Ramp rate: Australia's slow moving gas plants

Ramp rate: Australia’s slow moving gas plants

Australia’s gas plants are too slow to react to 5-minute rule from standing start, so why stand in the way of fast-response technology such as battery storage?

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BuildingIQ’s 5i platform brings intelligent energy management to greater Springfield, Australia’s fastest emerging city

BuildingIQ’s 5i platform brings intelligent energy management to greater Springfield, Australia’s fastest emerging city

State-of-the-art building housing GE’s Queensland Headquarters utilizing cloud-based platform for operational improvements and improved energy efficiency