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Category: Energex

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Network limits on solar, storage could accelerate "death spiral"

Network limits on solar, storage could accelerate “death spiral”

Newly introduced rooftop solar and battery storage limits could send some households at least partially off-grid – potentially bringing forward the much discussed death spiral. Meanwhile, regulator warns system upgrades will require entire system to meet latest standards.

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Graph of Day: Most rooftop solar in Queensland now gets low "retail" tariff

Graph of Day: Most rooftop solar in Queensland now gets low “retail” tariff

Rooftop solar capacity in Queensland receiving state’s now defunct premium FiT of 44c/kWh has been overtaken by the total of rooftop solar receiving retail rate.

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Rooftop solar saved the day, but households got paid a pittance

Rooftop solar saved the day, but households got paid a pittance

It now seems clear that rooftop solar played critical role in easing pressure on the grid during heatwave in eastern states, and moderating prices. But solar households got paid a pittance compared to the coal and gas generators.

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Energex to ban battery storage, air-con and appliances from off-peak

Energex to ban battery storage, air-con and appliances from off-peak

Battery storage, air conditioning and appliances such as washing machines banned from off peak loads, in another sign that utilities are panicking about revenue streams.

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Memo Energex: Battery storage plus 44c FIT is a bonus, not a rip-off

Memo Energex: Battery storage plus 44c FIT is a bonus, not a rip-off

Energex proposes to punish solar households that add battery storage. The network should be encouraging them.

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How to beat the Energex “solar stitch-up”: Take part of your home off grid

How to beat the Energex “solar stitch-up”: Take part of your home off grid

Major Queensland network wants solar households that install battery storage to lose their premium feed in tariffs. It’s the latest trick from utilities, but there is a way around it.

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Queensland's Energex passes 1GW mark for rooftop solar

Queensland’s Energex passes 1GW mark for rooftop solar

South-east Queensland’s Energex network now has more than 1GW of installed rooftop solar, with 2,319 new systems added in August.

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Graph of the Day: Energex nearly at 1GW of rooftop solar PV

Graph of the Day: Energex nearly at 1GW of rooftop solar PV

Latest Energex data shows 290,006 households on south-east Qld network have rooftop solar, amounting to a total installed capacity of more than 980MW.

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Energex says plenty of room for more solar on network

Energex says plenty of room for more solar on network

Energex already has 25% of its customers with rooftop solar, but says there is room for more – particularly on businesses and large scale installations.

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Energex says rooftop solar is trashing its business model

Energex says rooftop solar is trashing its business model

Queensland network operator Energex has conceded that its century-old business model is under threat from the increased use of rooftop solar, and a growing interest among its 1.3 million consumers to produce and manage their own energy needs. It’s not the only network operator to feel the heat.