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Tag: "FCAS"

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What is the Tesla big battery actually selling? It's not just energy

What is the Tesla big battery actually selling? It’s not just energy

Tesla big battery is starting to play more in the energy markets, but it has also been active in the less visible “services” market. Smarter, quicker, cheaper and cleaner than gas.

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AEMO set to trial wind farm's ability to stabilise S.A. grid

AEMO set to trial wind farm’s ability to stabilise S.A. grid

ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.

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Wind farms could be "core providers" of grid stability, says AEMO

Wind farms could be “core providers” of grid stability, says AEMO

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

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Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

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.

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South Australia covers its arse and its FCAS in new energy plan

South Australia covers its arse and its FCAS in new energy plan

A look at four major policy initiatives from South Australia’s bold new energy plan.

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Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can

Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can

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.

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CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

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.

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Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

Wind farms to show they can provide same system services – inertia and frequency – as coal and gas plants in major new trial in South Australia.

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Fossil fuel generators demand king's ransom for energy security

Fossil fuel generators demand king’s ransom for energy security

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.