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Rooftop solar provides  48% of South Australia power, pushing grid demand to record low

Rooftop solar provides 48% of South Australia power, pushing grid demand to record low

Rooftop solar meets 48 per cent of South Australia electricity demand, likely a world record, as the state’s minimum demand hits a record low.

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Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low grid demand - in spring!

Rooftop solar pushes South Australia to record low grid demand – in spring!

South Australia has set a new record low for grid electricity demand, thanks to its increasing supply of rooftop solar.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

After a low-wind month in June, July’s high wind output means very little reliance on Victorian imports and lower exposure to high-priced gas in SA.

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AEMO set to trial wind farm's ability to stabilise S.A. grid

AEMO set to trial wind farm’s ability to stabilise S.A. grid

ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.

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SA's energy policy: five steps forward, two steps back

SA’s energy policy: five steps forward, two steps back

South Australia’s energy security target could increase electricity prices while providing an incentive for power companies to pump out more carbon emissions.

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S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

S.A. could dump gas plans if batteries, demand response deliver

South Australia has given itself the option to cancel installation of permanent government-owned gas generators. The huge response to ARENA’s demand response EOI, and new storage projects, make it hard to see why new plant is needed once next two summers negotiated.

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South Australia machine turns waste plastic into energy

South Australia machine turns waste plastic into energy

South Australia company develops systems to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn waste plastics into energy and fertiliser.

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Tesla Powerpack to enable large scale sustainable energy to South Australia

Tesla Powerpack to enable large scale sustainable energy to South Australia

The Tesla Powerpack system will further transform the state’s movement towards renewable energy and see an advancement of a resilient and modern grid.

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New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

The ability of wind power to deliver significant price falls in South Australia has been eroded by new rules that require more expensive gas generators to operate at times of high wind output. The days of “negative pricing” may be over.

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S.A. to announce storage winner, delays EST mechanism

S.A. to announce storage winner, delays EST mechanism

Results for South Australia’s battery storage tender expected in next week, as state government delays introduction of energy security target and may drop it altogether. Meanwhile, Victoria reports “strong” response for its battery storage tender.

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How South Australians dumped a nuclear dump

How South Australians dumped a nuclear dump

Last November, a Citizens’ Jury rejected “under any circumstances” plans to import nuclear waste as a money-making venture. So is the dump dead?