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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?

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South Australia already at 57% wind and solar in 2016/17

South Australia already at 57% wind and solar in 2016/17

South Australia has reached 57 per cent wind and solar, according to latest data from AER, and will likely hit more than 65 per cent in 2018.

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South Australia seeks battery storage proposals from short-list

South Australia seeks battery storage proposals from short-list

SA seeks final proposals for battery storage tender from candidates short-listed from the 90+ expressions of interest received last month.

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S.A. to rethink energy security target after deleting battery storage

S.A. to rethink energy security target after deleting battery storage

South Australia government has been told its energy security target legislation risks being a $3.5 billion subsidy to the gas industry that will do little if anything to address energy security, and will just reinforce the dominance of gas generators.

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Batteries are sexy and synchronous, but will energy ministers trust them?

Batteries are sexy and synchronous, but will energy ministers trust them?

SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis is still weighing up how much faith he can put into battery storage to manage the grid.

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Gas turbines vs battery storage: S.A. in state of inertia over energy future

Gas turbines vs battery storage: S.A. in state of inertia over energy future

South Australia is being accused of raising the drawbridge against synthetic inertia and battery storage too quickly, possibly because gas generators put the fear of god, and more blackouts, into them. The debate over renewable energy penetration is repeating itself.

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South Australia energy security target may exclude battery storage

South Australia energy security target may exclude battery storage

South Australia rules out “synthetic inertia” – and therefor battery storage – in its energy security target, in a move that could have huge implications for the owners and developers of current and upcoming wind and solar projects in the state.