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Tag: "AEMO"

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Boom in rooftop PV shifting peaks, and taking market operator by surprise

Boom in rooftop PV shifting peaks, and taking market operator by surprise

AEMO report shows rooftop solar reducing and shifting peaks, and likely to gather pace as costs fall and grid prices rise.

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South Australia is going to need its battery storage this summer

South Australia is going to need its battery storage this summer

AEMO says battery storage plans for South Australia and Victoria will be critical to prevent blackouts in extreme heat events in coming summer.

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Demand response pilot kicks off with $22.5m funding round

Demand response pilot kicks off with $22.5m funding round

ARENA launches $22.5m funding round for demand response technology and platforms ahead of the 100MW AEMO-ARENA pilot slated for this summer.

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AEMO receiving huge increase in enquiries for wind and solar projects

AEMO receiving huge increase in enquiries for wind and solar projects

Australian Energy Market Operator says enquiries for new wind and solar projects up sharply in recent months, based on economics, not environment.

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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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The great divide over Australia's energy future

The great divide over Australia’s energy future

The energy rule-maker’s dystopian view of our immediate energy future underlines the growing divide on the future of renewables. There are those who see them as key to a smarter, cheaper, cleaner and more reliable grid. And other who simply believe it can’t be done.

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AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

In what’s being called a “breakthrough moment”, AEMO and ARENA team up to provide 100MW demand response capacity to meet next summer’s critical peaks. The program will focus on technologies like solar and storage in a way previously ignored by policy makers.

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AEMO chief says clinging to old energy business models is "insane"

AEMO chief says clinging to old energy business models is “insane”

New head of AEMO says South Australia’s system black was a wake up call for all in the energy industry, and says holding on to old business models is “insane”. She is also pushing for changes in market rules, including 5-minute settlement, which she says will make solar and wind “highly predictable.”

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Interview: AEMO's Zibelman says system black was "wake-up call"

Interview: AEMO’s Zibelman says system black was “wake-up call”

New AEMO Audrey Zibelman in a detailed interview on the challenges and opportunities in the changing energy system, her priorities, the market reforms needed, the lessons learned from the South Australia blackout, and why it was a wake up call for the industry as a whole.

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Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

ARENA says solar PV could account for 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030, as it unveils its new investment priorities – storage and reliability, solar innovation, energy productivity and renewable energy exports. Also, expect an announcement on solar thermal soon.

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Regulator blames AEMO errors for South Australia blackout

Regulator blames AEMO errors for South Australia blackout

Australian Energy Regulator report links market operator’s flawed forecasting methods with blackouts, high prices.