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Category: Utilities

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Graeme Hunt to succeed Jerry Maycock as AGL Chairman

Graeme Hunt to succeed Jerry Maycock as AGL Chairman

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) today announced that the Board had appointed Graeme Hunt to succeed Jerry Maycock as Chairman following the AGM.

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Tesla to roll out "multiple" Powerpacks in NSW battery storage win

Tesla to roll out “multiple” Powerpacks in NSW battery storage win

Tesla to deploy multiple 250kW/500kWh Powerpack systems for NSW network operator TransGrid, to help store and smooth solar supply.

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AEMC takes baby steps to future grid, where solar and storage "optimised"

AEMC takes baby steps to future grid, where solar and storage “optimised”

Australia’s energy market rule maker catches up with solar and storage revolution, proposes “independent ‘optimising’ function”.

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AGL granted permit to build up to 115 wind turbines at Coopers Gap

AGL granted permit to build up to 115 wind turbines at Coopers Gap

AGL has received a development permit from the Queensland Government to build up to 115 turbines for the Coopers Gap Wind Farm.

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Endeavour pushes into micro-grids as industry takes "360° turn"

Endeavour pushes into micro-grids as industry takes “360° turn”

Endeavour says network ownership could turn 360° and revert to local councils and communities, as it seeks tender for solar and storage micro-grid.

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Queensland may change solar tariffs to match peak demand

Queensland may change solar tariffs to match peak demand

Queensland Competition Authority directed to investigate the potential benefits – for both networks and consumers – of introducing of time-of-use solar tariffs.

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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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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.