A government with Keith Pitt as resources minister, Angus Taylor in charge of energy, and a rump of hardline Queensland MPs, will give short shrift to the experts.
ARENA funded study to identify technical solutions to Victorian system strength issues that have hit wind and solar projects, causing delays and curtailments.
The bonanza in revenue from the FCAS market on Australia’s main grid dried up in the second quarter, leading to a big reduction in revenue for the country’s fleet of big batteries.
Curtailment of wind and solar farms fell by half in latest quarter, even as wind and solar set new output records.
Australia’s main grid achieves trifecta of a record low in emissions in June quarter, even as the level of coal production and wholesale market prices plunged.
Expanded Tesla big battery delivers output at world-record 150MW for first time during trials.
Australia’s rooftop solar capacity is set to be 25 times bigger than the grid’s biggest remaining coal generators by 2025. But currently, no one is overseeing this huge resource.
Energy Security Board faces uncertain future, as does policy transparency, as energy ministers meet under new ‘confidential’ national cabinet rules for first time.
It’s important to understand what the problem is with semi-scheduled generation – the bulk of large scale wind and solar plants – before rushing to a solution.
Tilt hit by low wind speeds and system strength curtailments in South Australia, adding to woes of delayed commissioning of flagship Dundonnell project in Victoria.