Nearly 5GW of coal capacity in NSW and Queensland was missing when Callide coal generator exploded and took out another 2.5GW.
Battery storage industry happy with new rules that recognise some of their multiple tools, but not pleased with another two-year wait.
Australia’s main grid came close to a new record for wind energy output over the weekend, as two new wind projects began production for the first time.
The first utility scale solar farms in the Northern Territory are sitting idle, unable to be switched off due to “onerous, unprecedented and indefensible” new rules.
This is AEMO’s sunshot – an ambitious plan to develop and deploy the systems and technologies that will make 100 per cent renewables happen.
The vast majority of Australians are yet to engage with or be exposed to new ways of thinking about and using energy.
New AEMO chief lists major transmission upgrades as some of the “hard realities” of the transition to renewables, as community push-back continues to build.
AEMO has again warned of “material” constraints and delays to wind and solar projects due to lack of capacity in key part of grid.
“Unchartered territory:” AEMO’s Daniel Westerman wants Australia’s grids to be able to handle 100 pct renewable penetration within four years.
Australia’s biggest wind farm finally obtains registration – at least for part of the project – after a long delay, and can now begin production.