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Category: Smart Energy

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First Australian export LNG plant could close within 3 years

First Australian export LNG plant could close within 3 years

The Australian CSG-to-LNG industry facing crisis, with reduced demand, and high capital and operating costs. Write downs and closures may be imminent.

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South Australia seeks battery storage proposals from short-list

South Australia seeks battery storage proposals from short-list

SA seeks final proposals for battery storage tender from candidates short-listed from the 90+ expressions of interest received last month.

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Reposit recall deals blow to Canberra energy management start-up

Reposit recall deals blow to Canberra energy management start-up

Leading Australian home energy management start-up, Reposit Power, has issued a recall for all Reposit meter and box Kits installed since 2015, due to potential risk of electric shock.

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Regulators' wake up call: Fossil fuel majors are gaming markets

Regulators’ wake up call: Fossil fuel majors are gaming markets

Regulators issue grim warning about power of big fossil fuel generators to game energy markets, forcing up prices. They say the price surge to “unprecedented” highs in coal-dependent Queensland is being driven by market concentration and the lack of large-scale wind and solar.

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New guide to help business slash energy costs

New guide to help business slash energy costs

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) has launched a new guide that will help Australia’s manufacturers and commercial building owners take control of their energy costs.

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AEMO says major market reform essential to cut energy prices

AEMO says major market reform essential to cut energy prices

AEMO and ARENA again plead for changes to market rules to keep pace with extraordinary change of technology. Australia’s over-buit grid is locked in 20th century, with much capacity sitting idle and peaking plants trying to recoup a year’s revenue in just a few hours.

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AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL-led, ARENA-backed pilot to test P2P energy trading between households using blockchain technology.

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The great divide over Australia's energy future

The great divide over Australia’s energy future

The energy rule-maker’s dystopian view of our immediate energy future underlines the growing divide on the future of renewables. There are those who see them as key to a smarter, cheaper, cleaner and more reliable grid. And other who simply believe it can’t be done.

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AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

In what’s being called a “breakthrough moment”, AEMO and ARENA team up to provide 100MW demand response capacity to meet next summer’s critical peaks. The program will focus on technologies like solar and storage in a way previously ignored by policy makers.

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Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Most of the gas that is ‘cheap’ to extract has been or is being extracted, so ensuring more supply won’t bring the price of gas down.

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Kangaroo Is. loses challenge to network plan that threatens renewables

Kangaroo Is. loses challenge to network plan that threatens renewables

Kangaroo Island loses first-of-kind protest against network decision, but regulator flags changes to favour decentralised options.