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Breakthrough US lab could solve renewables-grid integration problem

Breakthrough US lab could solve renewables-grid integration problem

NREL launches revolutionary research facility dedicated to researching how renewable energy can integrate to the grid at utility-scale.

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Can the Clever Country build smart, green cities?

Can the Clever Country build smart, green cities?

Australia has an opportunity to lead the world in green city innovation, according to European industrial giant Siemens. Our cities have all the right ingredients – crowded, congested, and with ageing infrastructure. But are we capable of making smart decisions?

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Australian 'smart' EV technology could halve charge costs: report

Australian ‘smart’ EV technology could halve charge costs: report

World-first trial of smart grid to manage EV charging finds home-grown technology could halve costs, optimise network performance.

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$240 billion cuppa: Plan for Australia's future electricity grid

$240 billion cuppa: Plan for Australia’s future electricity grid

By 2050, electricity used to boil a kettle could be generated by over 20 different sources. How are we preparing for this huge grid transformation?

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How electric vehicles that feed the grid will pay off

How electric vehicles that feed the grid will pay off

US research explores technology to make EVs even more financially appealing, while challenging the traditional energy provider-consumer relationship.

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The world's electricity business models are broken. What's next?

The world’s electricity business models are broken. What’s next?

The global electricity market, once noted for dull regulated returns, is in a state of turmoil. Its business model is effectively broken – a series of dramatic ‘game changing’ renewables technologies and falling demand has seen to that. The question is, what should go in its place?

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Will smart meters benefit consumers?

Will smart meters benefit consumers?

Smart meters can deliver energy saving information, technology solutions and price signals to consumers. We just need to get the roll-out right.

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India: Forget the grid, community power is here

India: Forget the grid, community power is here

A deal between OMC Power and mobile giant Bharti Infratel marks the beginning of a truly revolutionary effort to deliver energy access throughout India.

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Are we smart enough to manage a smart grid?

Are we smart enough to manage a smart grid?

The biggest future energy challenge might not come from incorporating new forms of supply, but from an increasingly complicated demand equation.

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Our 'cheap' grid is letting us down: That's not smart

Our ‘cheap’ grid is letting us down: That’s not smart

If the NEM hadn’t focused so hard on being lowest cost, Australia’s power supply might not be as expensive as it is now. A new report has found that two critical decisions in particular – to remove environmental and social benefits from the list of considerations for the grid’s operator and regulator – have backfired.

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How - and why - China leads in green economy

How – and why – China leads in green economy

From smart grids, to solar energy and wind farms, China is building a dominant position. The world takes note.