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Category: Utilities

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Biggest threat to utilities is not solar + storage, it's their own greed

Biggest threat to utilities is not solar + storage, it’s their own greed

The plunging cost of solar and storage present a huge threat to the business models of incumbent utilities. But the biggest threat to their future is their own greed, and the invitation to consumers to look at alternatives.

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Consumer bills to jump as networks score court victory over regulator

Consumer bills to jump as networks score court victory over regulator

Australian Energy Regulator loses costly Federal Court battle to control how much NSW network operators can charge for power.

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AGL makes Executive Team appointments

AGL makes Executive Team appointments

AGL today announced the appointment of Melissa Reynolds to the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer and the promotion of Richard Wrightson to the position of Executive General Manager, Wholesale Markets.

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Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

AGL Energy, Trasngrid among energy majors to join auto companies and others to form Electric Vehicle Council, as pressure mounts for better policy support for EV uptake.

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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.

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Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Victoria’s biggest network operator says future grid will be dominated by wind and solar, with some communities looking at 100% renewables options.

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Infigen restructures management team

Infigen restructures management team

Infigen today announced several key changes to the Infigen management team to support the company’s growth strategy.

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Stephen Mikkelsen to step down from AGL

Stephen Mikkelsen to step down from AGL

Executive General Manager, Energy Markets, Stephen Mikkelsen, would be leaving his role at AGL after 11 years of service both in his current role and, formerly, as Chief Financial Officer.

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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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New Mexico’s largest electricity provider proposes going 100% coal-free

New Mexico’s largest electricity provider proposes going 100% coal-free

US utility that’s been powering its customers with coal for half a century has decided the best version of its future self is entirely coal-free.

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Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

BNEF says grid-based battery storage already very much in the money in Australia. It is a stunning cost fall that has caused AGL to reassess the future and join the CSIRO and the network owners in talking about 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios by 2030.