Australian Energy Market Commission makes final rule for AEMO to establish register of distributed energy resources in the NEM, including small-scale battery storage systems and rooftop solar.
A NAIF loan of $150m will help add more than 50MW of solar PV and one battery storage system to airports in the Northern Territory.
South Australia government to offer $6,000 subsidy per household for battery storage, with CEFC adding another $100 million to offer cheap loans to assist with purchase of rooftop solar and storage.
Survey reveals more than 75% of Australia’s farmers plan to invest in solar and battery storage – 20% even considering wind turbines – as cost of power becomes major agribusiness concern.
Origin wins $4.5m Victorian govt grant to build 5MW microgrid using the solar and battery storage of up to 650 customers.
AEMO – on advice from the CSIRO – has dramatically reduced its forecast uptake of battery storage by Australian households.
Queensland government to provide up to $3.1m for feasibility study into proposed $2bn lithium-ion battery “giga-factory” in Townsville.
CWP Renewables wins planning approval to add 200MW solar plus battery storage to existing 270MW wind farm at Sapphire in northern NSW.
Infigen Energy to install 25MW/52MWh Tesla Powerpack battery storage system at its Lake Bonney wind farm in South Australia.