Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.
Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant “failures” and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.
A look at four major policy initiatives from South Australia’s bold new energy plan.
Wind farms and new solar parks in Australia are expected to take an increasingly prominent role in providing grid stability services. But not before the fossil fuel incumbents make the most of FCAS costs that have risen five-fold since 2014 – for no apparent reason.
Jillian Broadbent says backing large-scale energy storage a key focus for CEFC in 2017 in a high renewable grid. No mention of clean coal.
Energy prices are soaring again in South Australia, but the clean energy industry is blaming the market operator for poor choices and bad planning, and allowing a few generators to virtually set their own price for frequency services.