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GE: Why grids don't need to rely on "synchronous" generation

GE: Why grids don’t need to rely on “synchronous” generation

GE technology chief says days of “relying solely on synchronous generation for everything are over”. In a direct challenge to those who say grid security can only be assured by spinning coal and gas turbines, the world’s biggest provider of energy equipment says wind and solar can do the job just as well.

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Finkel: SA wind farm "faults" known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel: SA wind farm “faults” known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel review says wind farms settings cited in reports on South Australia blackout were resolved in Europe a decade ago. So why not Australia?

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Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week’s blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.

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Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

Wind energy in Denmark generating enough electricity to meet the country’s demand over the course of Saturday.

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Records fall as wind, hydro match brown coal generation in October

Records fall as wind, hydro match brown coal generation in October

Record output from wind and hydro in October nearly matches brown coal for first time, as new data highlights how quickly renewables could reduce emissions.

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Offshore wind costs fall 22% in six months as EU auctions drive competition

Offshore wind costs fall 22% in six months as EU auctions drive competition

BNEF report says offshore wind LCOE has fallen to a benchmark estimate of $126/MWh on the back of auction programs in Netherlands, Denmark.

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Waterloo Wind Farm extension complete, boosting capacity to 131MW

Waterloo Wind Farm extension complete, boosting capacity to 131MW

SA Waterloo Wind Farm generation boosted by 18% after addition of six new turbines successfully completed.

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US state of Iowa follows South Australia to 40 per cent wind energy

US state of Iowa follows South Australia to 40 per cent wind energy

The mid-west American state of Iowa is rapidly gaining on South Australia, with 36% wind energy, headed to 40% by 2020.

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Infigen revenue jumps again on big winds, high electricity prices

Infigen revenue jumps again on big winds, high electricity prices

Infigen Energy attributes 56% lift in revenue to strong winds and higher merchant electricity prices in SA and NSW, and higher LGC prices.

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Storm of controversy erupts over AEMO blackout report

Storm of controversy erupts over AEMO blackout report

AEMO report into blackout suggests fall in wind output, caused by an easily fixed “self protect” mechanism, was main cause of blackout. But wind industry says catastrophic fall in voltage as transmission lines fell was biggest culprit. And everyone wonders why AEMO had no plan B.

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Photo of the Day: Biggest wind turbine blades arrive in Australia

Photo of the Day: Biggest wind turbine blades arrive in Australia

The first of the massive – longest in Australia – wind turbine blades arrive for NSW 175MW White Rock wind farm.