With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
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Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.
Lyon Solar says ‘very confident’ of building solar and storage in SA this year, with investment from Magnetar Capital.
Last Wednesday around 90,000 homes and businesses in South Australia were deliberately disconnected from the electricity grid for up to an hour. So why did it actually happen?
ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.
Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.
AEMO’s latest report reinforces Alan Finkel’s assessment that Australia’s grid is not fit for 21st century, and needs rapid change. Its chairman compares fossil fuel plants to petrol cars, and struggles to accept the pace of technology change. You won’t find a fuel cap on an electric car.
Finkel review says wind farms settings cited in reports on South Australia blackout were resolved in Europe a decade ago. So why not Australia?
Deutsche Bank predict the state of South Australia could easily beat its aspirational target of 50 per cent renewables by 2025.
New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid bill to almost nothing and not worry about blackouts. The strategic and commercial implications are marvellous or frightening, depending on your vested interest.