Victorian farmer worried about the impact of major new transmission works delivers blunt message to DNSP. And while novel in approach, the sentiment is not new.
Infigen says revenues have been hit by Covid-19 impacts, but long term outlook heightened by pace of clean energy transition and AEMO’s 20-year blueprint.
Covid and rooftop solar take another big bite out of Origin Energy’s electricity business, as its main coal generator pushed close to minimum operational limit.
AEMO says severe constraints on nine solar farms in Queensland only likely to be a rare event, and if too many coal plants are sidelined.
AEMO says Australia is going to experience the most rapid energy transition in the world, like it or not, and it could deliver 94 per cent renewables 2040.
Another nine large-scale solar farms in north Queensland with total capacity of more than 700MW warned their output could be cut to zero due to “system strength” issues.
Panel of energy experts suggest coal closures may not be as big a deal, and may happen faster than predicted, provided the transition is properly managed.
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.