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.
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes and Tesla lead call for energy market reforms to be accelerated to facilitate transition to renewables.
A new proposal to tackle the problem of rooftop has presented itself. This time, it doesn’t come from the regulators or the incumbent utilities, but from progressive consumer groups.
Map of Tasmania’s fossil-fuel free electricity generation, showing existing hydro and wind.