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Category: micro-grids

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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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Shell buys in to fund battery company sonnen's Australian expansion

Shell buys in to fund battery company sonnen’s Australian expansion

Sonnen closes $95m financing round led by Shell Ventures, which will help fund expansion in Australia, and closer ties on EV charging and virtual power plants.

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Solar and battery microgrid nears completion at NT Air Force site

Solar and battery microgrid nears completion at NT Air Force site

Carnegie Clean Energy says Delamere Air Weapons Range solar and storage microgrid is nearly complete, and ready to cut the facility’s diesel use by 61%.

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How blockchain can reshape and re-build Peurto Rico's grid

How blockchain can reshape and re-build Peurto Rico’s grid

If climate change is an antagonist, resilient infrastructure is the hero and the lack of political will and imagination the antihero.

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It's time to shake up the grid

It’s time to shake up the grid

Australia’s National Energy Market needs a massive shake-up to evolve to a smarter, more stable distributed renewables-based system. And not every participant will make it out alive.

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Fragility and resilience in the grid of the future

Fragility and resilience in the grid of the future

Simplicity doesn’t always equal efficiency, but it does usually equal reliability. A system with multiple layers of complexity is more vulnerable to breakdown.

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AusNet takes suburban street off-grid for almost 24 hours

AusNet takes suburban street off-grid for almost 24 hours

AusNet Services has, for the third time, taken part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for 21 hours.