There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.
Tag: "National Electricity Market"
Rather than lament the fall of traditional utilities, we should encourage progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts to shape a new electricity system.
AGL Energy says that 9,000MW of fossil fuel baseload capacity needs to be removed from Australia’s electricity market, because too much has been built and the economics are being undermined by rooftop solar and other factors. The question is how this is done. AGL also accuses rival utilities of shaping their arguments against renewables to protect their own investments.
Rooftop solar is now confirmed as an important driver of change in the Australian electricity market, and is contributing to remarkable fall in peak demand.
Energetics’ re-forecast of Australian emissions shows the impact of falling electricity consumption. But that doesn’t mean we can relax the 2020 target.
What if distributed electricity generation reduced congestion by addressing its root cause? Five ways power grids can learn from LA urban planning.