There aren’t many points in life when we aren’t making use of electricity. But what do we mean when we talk about the electricity grid?
Tag: "National Electricity Market"
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.
Data is emerging as a key issue in the electricity industry. So much data about network operations is kept secret, but if it was released it could help stop gold-plating. And it may even help consumers getter better deals from energy retailers.
Despite blistering heat and a supposed new air-con load, Australia’s electricity market wasn’t pushed very hard at all this past summer. So what’s going on?
AGL Energy’s decision to buy the nation’s biggest power station emitter has paid handsome financial dividends, despite falls in demand hitting its retail operations. Its wind farm portfolio, however, has overtaken its hydro capacity, and CEO Michael Fraser is still trying to make sense of the political landscape, and its impact on carbon and clean energy.
Planned transmission infrastructure upgrades will allow South Australia to export more wind power and Victoria to use less fossil fuel.