Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.
Category: Smart Energy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
Junior telco amaysim buys online retailer Click Energy to create an “asset light” company that can specialise in “smart home” and challenge energy retailers and incumbent utilities without the burden of legacy fossil fuel plants.