AEMO’s final report into SA blackout sparks a social media spat between the state’s energy minister and The Australian’s Michael Owen.
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Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Wind power has briefly supplied 52.1% of total power generation on a US grid connecting 14 south-western states – a new record for North America.
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.
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.
Tilt Renewables, the new entity created by a split in assets of NZ utility Trustpower, will be based in Melbourne, with “significant” development plans for Australia.
Infigen Energy says big rise in quarterly revenue due mainly to higher merchant electricity prices in South Australia, strong winds and higher LGC prices.