If we must have a solar tax, let’s make sure it allows for flexibility in connection and tariff options for solar system owners as well as the networks.
Taylor stacks Climate Change Authority with fossil fuel allies, including former Origin CEO Grant King, and the head of the so-called “greenhouse mafia”.
Major transmission upgrades, including new link to South Australia and renewable energy zones in NSW, now in doubt after AEMC refuses rule change request.
Plans for a post-2025 redesign of Australia’s main grid delivered to Angus Taylor – but will the Morrison government actually deliver much needed reforms?
Solar owners will not be forced to pay every time they export to the grid under proposed rule change on rooftop PV.
AEMO’s new engineering framework lays out “just how incredibly fast change is coming” via the wholesale shift to renewables and calls for collaboration from industry to keep up the pace.
We, too, once supported the dogma that any export price would be bad to the bone. Two things changed our mind.
The behaviour of rooftop solar and battery systems during periods of major grid disruptions will be the focus of a new UNSW study.
Blunt reality is that without the sort of export charges mooted by AEMC, we will end up with more zero export limits and more solar curtailment.
Australia’s biggest coal generator may mothball or “cycle” some remaining coal units to deal with solar duck curve and won’t rule out early closures.