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Category: Utilities

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2

The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2

In the second part of the series on the crisis besetting the NEM in eastern Australia, Mike looks at the tightening balance of supply and demand.

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EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SA

EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.

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US battery maker sees "tremendous opportunity" with Australian utilities

US battery maker sees “tremendous opportunity” with Australian utilities

SimpliPhi Power CEO in talks on battery storage with Australia’s “progressive” utilities and transmission companies.

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Australia's electricity market is not agile and innovative enough to keep up

Australia’s electricity market is not agile and innovative enough to keep up

The rules of Australia’s energy markets were written at a time when coal and gas were the only major options.

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EnergyAustralia boss says shift to renewables "a reality", need for plan "urgent"

EnergyAustralia boss says shift to renewables “a reality”, need for plan “urgent”

Head of one of Australia’s largest coal plant operators says nation’s shift to renewables “a reality” that must be addressed.

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EnergyAustralia signs PPA for 142MW solar farm in Queensland

EnergyAustralia signs PPA for 142MW solar farm in Queensland

EnergyAustralia signs country’s largest PPA for a solar farm, as CEFC makes first equity investment in a solar project to speed up development.

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Investors back 1000s of MW of new solar projects in Australia – just don’t mention the RET

Investors back 1000s of MW of new solar projects in Australia – just don’t mention the RET

As renewables are used as a political football, investors and energy companies are getting on with the job, with major Asian investor group Equis announcing 200MW of ‘battery ready’ solar projects in Australia, with plans for another 1000MW in the near future.

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AGL's new 200MW Silverton wind farm to cost just $65/MWh

AGL’s new 200MW Silverton wind farm to cost just $65/MWh

AGL Energy ito begin construction on 200MW Silverton wind farm in NSW after agreement reached on a record low price for an Australian wind project.

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Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don't shine?

Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don’t shine?

JP Morgan say that with rapid coal generation closure, AGL may be worth more than the market currently thinks. But maybe not.

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The renewable energy investment drought has broken

The renewable energy investment drought has broken

Investors feel like they have been sandwiched between Cory Bernardi and Bob Brown, but there are finally signs that the investment drought for wind and solar is over.