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Tag: "peak demand"

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Why NEG may kill new renewable projects, even those with finance in place

Why NEG may kill new renewable projects, even those with finance in place

After initially seeing the NEG as a possible win for consumers and the environment, I now see it as an almost certain disaster for prices, reliability and emissions.

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Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Are Australia’s coal and gas generators able to power Australia through next summer’s heatwaves? The evidence of last summer suggests they cannot be relied upon, with a new report showing how coal plants melted in the Queensland heat on a day of record demand.

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How rooftop solar has dramatically shifted and reduced peak demand

How rooftop solar has dramatically shifted and reduced peak demand

Fossil fuel lobbyists argue rooftop solar does not reduce peak demand. But new data shows that it cuts peaks dramatically, and pushes them into evening.

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WA network adopts "mobile phone plans" to deal with peak consumption

WA network adopts “mobile phone plans” to deal with peak consumption

Horizon Power pilot scheme to adapt “mobile phone” style plans to set consumption limits in times of peak demand.

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How rooftop solar is causing big falls in peak demand

How rooftop solar is causing big falls in peak demand

Rooftop solar is pushing peaks to later in the afternoon and reducing their size. But still utilities want to hit solar households with higher fees.