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Category: Smart Energy

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Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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Power prices won't drop till energy industry removes smoke and mirrors

Power prices won’t drop till energy industry removes smoke and mirrors

ACCC report identifies too little competition in market, but chooses to leave status quo in place. That won’t help energy prices.

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Redflow ships "biggest" battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Redflow ships “biggest” battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Australian energy storage company ships largest-ever order of zinc-bromine flow batteries, to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network.

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Global umpire hands Australia a red card for energy efficiency

Global umpire hands Australia a red card for energy efficiency

It’s Australia’s ranking near the bottom of a global league table on energy efficiency that should be keeping us awake at night.

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Snowy's diesel generators pile in to extract maximum value from S.A market

Snowy’s diesel generators pile in to extract maximum value from S.A market

Anyone who has had an experience on the sea-side with a couple of chips and a flock of seagulls can imagine what happened when the diesel generators spotted an opportunity to make money in South Australia on Monday.

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Transgrid seeks 40MW demand management to defer huge network upgrade

Transgrid seeks 40MW demand management to defer huge network upgrade

Transgrid seeks to buy 40MW of demand management – at a fraction of the price that it would need to spend otherwise on network upgrades in inner Sydney.

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How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

Did you know most states’ building codes force people to connect a new house to the gas network? The question is – why?

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CEFC backs "essential," consumer-focused smart meter technology

CEFC backs “essential,” consumer-focused smart meter technology

CEFC makes first financing of smart meter technology – an integral part of Australia’s energy transformation, particularly for consumers.

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Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?

Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?

ElectraNet proposes new link from S.A. that it says will unlock more low-cost renewable energy sources, reduce reliance on expensive gas, and help fill the gap caused by the retirement of more coal generators in NSW.

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How a protein’s secret function could boost solar tech

How a protein’s secret function could boost solar tech

A new protein discovery by a team of Dutch and South African researchers could help develop new smart solar technologies.

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Renewables replaced more than half Hazelwood capacity

Renewables replaced more than half Hazelwood capacity

AEMO data shows some surprising results on the replacement of Hazelwood, and what happened to wholesale electricity prices.