ESB admits voltage issues a legacy of networks accommodating huge influx of air conditioners, and it’s wrong to blame rooftop PV for blowing up your kettle.
Nearly 95,000 customers lost power, some for up to four hours, when a gas power station tripped and caused a cascade of failures at other gas units. Who knew?
It is time to consider the community and social factors underpinning a non-optional critical component of Australia’s energy transition.
Will wind and solar farms lose their “semi-scheduled” status? New software that allows them to dodge negative prices is taking away capacity. And the grid operator is not pleased.
Morrison government called on to halt further job losses at CSIRO, after confirmation the agency’s energy department will have its staff numbers slashed by almost 20%.
Albanese rules in CCS, rules out nuclear, and indicates compromise on targets as he seeks energy and climate deal with Morrison.
Two big utilities that operate big batteries – EnergyAustralia and AGL – split from peers and argue against proposed delays to five-minute settlement period.
Tesla argues for energy market reforms to be accelerated as Australia’s big energy incumbents call for delays.
Smoke impacting solar and high temperature failures in wind turbine hubs threw two new curve balls at the market operator as it sought to keep lights on in summer from hell.
Major energy incumbents push for an even longer delay to 5-minute settlement rule, as old technologies line up against new in a crucial stepping stone to clean energy transition.