The cut-price tariff negotiated between Origin and FRV for the 100MW Clare solar farm is not quite what it seems. Still, the outlook is good for solar – both large scale and rooftop – in Australia.
Spot electricity prices high, volatility low, more bets on rooftop solar and storage. Plus: the latest in consumption data and share price movements.
Infigen Energy is another example of a company where everything that could go wrong did. Here’s why.
Spot electricity prices are shockingly high for this time of year in most states, as Queensland demand surges and Tasmania turns to gas and diesel.
If Australia can spend $50bn building 12 submarines, it can certainly incentivise the private sector to spend a similar sum building the next generation electricity system.
RenewEconomy is pleased to introduce a weekly update of some key numbers and charts in the NEM.
Snowy Hydro has tried to play down its image as a renewable company, but now it owns another retailer it may need to revisit its approach to the renewable energy market, and possibly its privatisation.
Australia’s clean energy history is a litany of mistakes, dashed hopes and failed plans. One potential success is the CEFC, but it needs to be less cautious.
Networks are waging a fierce war with regulators over how much spending they can pass on to consumers. The competition tribunal appears to have decided that higher prices are in the longer term interests of consumers.