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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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S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

SAPN says price of rooftop solar and battery storage will fall to just 15c/kWh for households, less than half the cost of grid power.

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

How a change in electricity market rules could support rooftop solar owners and encourage a more cost effective electricity system.

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A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

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Carnegie, Lendlease join forces to target "massive" microgrid market

Carnegie, Lendlease join forces to target “massive” microgrid market

Carnegie Clean Energy’s EMC and Lendlease Services ink major deal to corner Australia’s multi-billion dollar microgrid market.

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United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

GreenSync to deliver landmark community-based demand response, energy storage project for United Energy, to avoid network upgrade on Mornington Peninsula.

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AGL hints at more virtual power plants across network

AGL hints at more virtual power plants across network

AGL sees potential for more solar and battery storage-based “virtual power plants” across its network in Australia. But its enthusiasm for new technologies is still tempered by its need to protect its incumbent business.

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AGL invests in world's largest battery storage virtual power plant

AGL invests in world’s largest battery storage virtual power plant

AGL Energy to install 1,000 centrally controlled battery storage systems in South Australian homes and businesses with a total capacity of 7MWh – equivalent to a 5MW solar peaking plant. A foretaste of what many expect to be the energy system of the future.

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Big coal generators still fear renewables, despite gas boost

Big coal generators still fear renewables, despite gas boost

EnergyAustralia earnings jump on “favourable” gas market conditions as parent company warns of “long-term challenges” from renewables.

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WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it's cheaper

WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it’s cheaper

WA power utility Horizon is leading a big switch from centralised fossil fuel generation to local generation. The economics of past supply models are no longer competitive with current and future technology choices.

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Rooftop solar on every Australian household "no issue at all" for grid

Rooftop solar on every Australian household “no issue at all” for grid

Leading solar researcher says argument that certain parts of Australian grid can handle limited amounts of rooftop solar is “BS”.