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Category: Utilities

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The no-name policy with little chance of reducing power prices

The no-name policy with little chance of reducing power prices

The runway to strong emission reductions at an affordable price is at risk of being thrown away under the Coaliton’s new policy, which could require retailers to buy the output from its own expensive Snowy Hydro project. The energy mafia would approve.

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Replacing the Clean Energy Target with a dirty one?

Replacing the Clean Energy Target with a dirty one?

The decision to walk away from a Clean Energy Target makes no sense. But small communities will forge ahead with the transition to renewable energy.

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Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull's energy fudge locks in high prices

Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull’s energy fudge locks in high prices

If one thing is clear from the Coalition’s new energy policy announcement today, it is that Tony Abbott has won, and consumers have lost. Even in the most optimistic scenario presented by the government, energy consumers will see little reduction in their energy bills over the next decade. And that’s outrageous.

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Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin Energy rolls out flexible energy trial in South Australia, allowing commercial and industrial customers to align demand with renewables output.

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Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely

Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely

With energy policy set to remain a political battleground in Australia, physics, in the form of global warming, will continue to gradually push decarbonization to the top of the policy agenda.

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NSW network to trial 1MWh grid support battery, as new suburbs boom

NSW network to trial 1MWh grid support battery, as new suburbs boom

MPower tapped by Endeavour Energy to install 1MWh battery on network in NSW, in a trial hoped to save $1m a year on grid costs.

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Many utilities believe cyberattacks could bring down the electric distribution grid

Many utilities believe cyberattacks could bring down the electric distribution grid

Coupled with anticipated risk to employee and customer safety and physical assets, unprepared distribution utilities must act now to improve cybersecurity capabilities.

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Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports

Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports

The IEA may be underestimating Australian household energy bills by 25% because of a lack of accurate data from the federal government.

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The Pears Report: Only asset write downs will fix network costs

The Pears Report: Only asset write downs will fix network costs

Only asset write-downs will fix soaring prices, but policymakers and governments seem reluctant to unravel this welfare scheme for powerful incumbents.

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AGL plans its own "big battery" and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL plans its own “big battery” and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL outlines plans to install 250MW of battery storage at Liddell, and to invest in Bayswater upgrade, new gas generators, demand response, and huge amount of wind and solar to replace Liddell.

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Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.