Rooftop solar PV has a few important new benchmarks in South Australia, contributing 84.4 per cent of total energy demand on Sunday afternoon.
As the Coalition went to war with itself over emissions targets, Quad leaders recommitted to goals that would require Australia to exit coal power by 2040.
AEMO institutes early warning system for potential rooftop solar “shutdowns” if there is too much PV in the grid for it to control.
Ministers push “coalkeeper” and “solar stopper” reforms to one side in major win for supporters of a rapid clean energy transition.
Updated: As state energy ministers met to discuss the future of the grid, records tumbled again with renewables reaching a share of 61.7 per cent.
Renewables surge through 60 per cent of Australia’s main grid for first time, as output of coal and network demand also hit new lows.
Renewables reach a record share of demand in Australia’s main grid on Sunday, with wind and solar alone providing 57 per cent just before noon.
Regulatory agencies differ on whether small batteries should pay network charges when they withdraw electricity from the grid.
Last mile networks are much more valuable than our biggest generators. We need to rethink pricing and regulations to get the best out of distributed energy.
Morrison says he has no plans for nuclear power plants despite nuclear subs deal. But conservatives and the pro-nuclear lobby won’t stop trying.