CSIRO GenCost report says battery storage costs are plunging, but Australia choosing most expensive pathway due to lack of support for renewables.
Wind and solar developers fear major delays due to proposed new “one at a time” connection rules designed to handle anticipated flood of new projects.
Transgrid gets regulator tick for $1.83 billion in “transformational” new transmission link after CEFC makes its largest ever investment.
Expanded Tesla big battery at Hornsdale stepped into market after Callide coal explosion with successful real-world test of its “virtual machine mode.”
Updated: Some 11 solar farms in north Queensland have output limited in response to Callide coal explosion, but these limits were quickly relaxed.
The Coalition argued that the coal plant explosion at Callide is a justification for more coal. A big battery might just have prevented the blackouts.
A massive blackout was caused by the failure of a new coal plant. It’s part of a wider trend marking the beginning of the end for Australian coal.
Taylor now says wind and solar boom has been “excellent news”, but is pushing for a new market mechanism that could protect coal and gas.
Australian Energy Market Operator underlines need for rapid upgrade to national grid and market systems, warning Australia is hurtling towards 100% renewables.
Australia is entering its fifth-year of post-blackout hysteria, but a lack of real blackouts mean the threat has to be fabricated.