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Tag: "inertia"

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Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia

Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia

Something is fundamentally wrong in the NEM. Frequency control costs have risen dramatically, but the quality of the service has dived.

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The great divide over Australia's energy future

The great divide over Australia’s energy future

The energy rule-maker’s dystopian view of our immediate energy future underlines the growing divide on the future of renewables. There are those who see them as key to a smarter, cheaper, cleaner and more reliable grid. And other who simply believe it can’t be done.

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Managing frequency in a modern electricity system

Managing frequency in a modern electricity system

Those who advocate for the status quo because of the inertia provided by synchronous generators should be aware that these technologies are far from perfect.

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Gas turbines vs battery storage: S.A. in state of inertia over energy future

Gas turbines vs battery storage: S.A. in state of inertia over energy future

South Australia is being accused of raising the drawbridge against synthetic inertia and battery storage too quickly, possibly because gas generators put the fear of god, and more blackouts, into them. The debate over renewable energy penetration is repeating itself.

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Gas could be the most expensive, least reliable path to grid stability

Gas could be the most expensive, least reliable path to grid stability

Why a system with a large proportion of gas turbines is possibly more vulnerable to short term instability than a modern renewable based system with storage.

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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.