A few tweaks to an old idea could stimulate investment in renewable energy zones and the electric “highways” needed to transport wind and solar.
Zinc refinery and solar farm owner Sun Metals pans “system strength” rules, saying they are slow, ad hoc, lack transparency, add costs and discourage investment in large scale wind and solar.
Regulator flags new “reliability” rules to affect wind and solar farms, as ESB considers tightening Australia’s reliability standard to 99.9995 per cent.
Spark looks to add battery storage to Bomen solar farm, and expand capacity, and is also on lookout for wind and solar projects as international developers retreat from market.
Roy Morgan survey finds most of Australia’s electricity and gas companies have some of the lowest levels of trust amongst Australian consumers.
AEMC seeks views on proposed introduction of five-minute settlement rule change, as regulators focus on Covid-19 response.
South Australia may have to follow Victoria and NSW out of national regulatory regime if the absurd process proves a stumbling block to its proposed new link to NSW.