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Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

If 2017 was a year of price shocks and renewables investment, we expect 2018 to be more cagey. That said, bids in America for wind plus storage at $US21/MWh is not a bad start!

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Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh “peak” tariff for solar exports between 3pm and 8pm – a move that is likely to increase the business case for household battery storage.

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NSW coal fleet feels the heat, with state at risk of "system black"

NSW coal fleet feels the heat, with state at risk of “system black”

NSW grid at risk of blackout from soaring temperatures – despite, and possibly because of, the state relies on coal generation more than any other grid in the world.

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Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Many are now watching to see what impact the battery has on the SA electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

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How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it's too late

How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late

There’s a growing mob that thinks it can reinvent electricity, from old to new, and from a supply-dominated industry-based model to consumers-in-control.

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1414 plans two "gigawatt hour" silicon storage plants in S.A.

1414 plans two “gigawatt hour” silicon storage plants in S.A.

South Australian company opens new manufacturing facility and says it plans to build two grid scale 1GWh silicon storage systems in the state.

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Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

If you ask mainstream media, renewables are the key driver of Australia’s rising power prices; a scourge that’s at its worst in South Australia. Yeah, nah.

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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Electricity emissions continue fall after Hazelwood closure

Electricity emissions continue fall after Hazelwood closure

Report says emissions have fallen after Hazelwood closure, but finds It hard to think of a more expensive & unreliable way to achieve reliable and affordable energy than prolonging the life Liddell coal generation.

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Blackouts and baseload: Debunking myths of AEMO reports and Liddell

Blackouts and baseload: Debunking myths of AEMO reports and Liddell

AEMO, like Finkel, provided Turnbull with a launch pad to push for a cleaner, smarter, cheaper and more reliable grid. Instead, the Coalition pined for traditional and outdated technologies. It’s time to bust a few myths about baseload and blackouts.

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Know your NEM: Corporate PPAs only movement in flat market

Know your NEM: Corporate PPAs only movement in flat market

In a week where energy politics took centre state over market news, the most interesting development was the signing by retailer Flow Energy of a 10-year 50MW PPA with Ararat wind farm in Victoria.