The ESB has done a job the AEMC wasn’t doing, and additionally it has championed the ISP in a necessary way.
Dramatically tighter reliability standard will allow AEMO to call in more reserves and media to write even bigger blackout threat headlines.
UK infrastructure investor suffers more write downs in value of its two big solar farm investments in Australia.
Wind and solar smash output records in the National Electricity Market, combining to hit 11.8GW for the first time.
New estimates put lost output of wind and solar from connection delays, commissioning problems and grid constraints in 2020 at 5.5 terawatt hours.
Australia’s biggest solar farm finally registered in south-west NSW, with two big spinning machines.
AEMC seeks feedback on proposed reforms, that would establish big batteries as their own kind of market participant in the National Electricity Market.
Tilt – stung by delays at its new Victoria wind farm – warns that lack of clarity over connection issues puts future investment in Australia’s main grid at risk.
Energy Security Board has its mandate extended for another 12-months, as energy ministers finally agree to let the body finish its NEM redesign work.
A former Abbott business adviser, who once called for Snowy Hydro to privatised, and renewables critic, has been appointed to the Snowy Hydro board.