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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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Australian renewables head for "boom-time" – led by states

Australian renewables head for “boom-time” – led by states

CEC report says 2017 to be biggest year for renewables since Snowy Hydro 1, as industry shakes off Abbott-era uncertainty and state govts take lead.

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The myth that Adani coal is boom or bust for Queensland economy

The myth that Adani coal is boom or bust for Queensland economy

Adani Power’s latest big loss underlines the fact that its Carmichael coal project makes no sense. One myth is that the local economy would be devastated if the mine doesn’t go ahead. But it’s simply not true, given the huge pipeline of solar, wind, storage, biofuel and battery manufacturing projects.

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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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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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Video: Wind, solar cheaper than coal and gas, so let's get on with it

Video: Wind, solar cheaper than coal and gas, so let’s get on with it

ARENA CEO tells Senate Committee new wind and solar power generation is already, on average, cheaper than existing fossil fuel generation on the NEM.

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Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a "vote of confidence" in sector

Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a “vote of confidence” in sector

Clean Energy Innovation Fund completes $26m capital raising, easily surpassing its $20 million target with help from some big investors.

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ARENA opens $20m funding round for next generation solar PV

ARENA opens $20m funding round for next generation solar PV

ARENA switches focus of solar PV support back to R&D, in bid to achieve more cost savings and ensure solar can provide nearly one third of Australia’s electricity within 15 years.

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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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How cheap is solar? Cheap enough to cool the air outside

How cheap is solar? Cheap enough to cool the air outside

Solar is cheap enough for homeowners to use it to power air conditioners to cool outdoor verandahs. The big challenge, ARENA says, is integration into the grid. The technology is there, but rules, regulations and business models will have to change.