ESB releases discussion paper on energy market reforms, designed to smooth the exit of coal generators, and the transition to wind, solar and storage.
South Australia names first batch of inverters and “agents” that will ensure new rooftop solar systems can ride through faults and can be remotely switched off.
Expansion of the so-called Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia is complete, and it will now begin to provide crucial inertia services to the grid.
Grid demand hit a record low in W.A. over the weekend, and set new winter lows in other states as rooftop solar continued to eat into market share.
Thirty of the biggest debt and equity investors in Australia’s wind and solar industry cite growing risks around grid connections and changes to market rules as biggest threats.
Solar industry warns of “chaos and confusion” as regulators struggle to finalise new standards and rules for new inverters and large scale “shedding” of rooftop PV.
Federally, there is no policy, no plan for policy, and no decent process for policy development. Neither is there much support for all the work everyone else does.
AEMO says it urgently needs power to shed rooftop solar “as a last resort” to help deal with increasingly complex grid issues.
AEMO says all states expected to be within new reliability standard this summer thanks to new wind and solar capacity, but catastrophic events still a risk.
Two years after his appointment, energy minister Angus Taylor is holding up the clean energy transition by keeping everyone in the dark.