South Australia produced nearly twice as much wind and solar as it could use, with curtailment records around the main grid.
There appears to be only one pumped hydro project left in the race to deliver long term storage to South Australia as it charges to 100 per cent wind and solar.
Australia’s biggest battery discharges at full capacity for first time, suggesting it will be ready in time for the peak summer period.
Simple modifications to the SRES program could deliver 10,000MW of batteries by 2030, and provide a buffer to help manage coal closures.
Australia could modify its solar rebate mechanism to ensure that there is enough household battery storage to soak up excess solar.
Sydney Uni spin-off signs for an initial 100 megawatt-hours of its non-flow zinc-bromide batteries for PNG power projects.
Neoen says it will take a little longer to reach 5GW of operating capacity, mostly due to supply chain issues in solar. But battery revenue has jumped sharply.
Queensland seeks proposals for multiple battery storage installations of up to four hours to help deal with solar duck curve and falling minimum demand.
Australia’s electricity market will be dominated by more rooftop solar, growing amounts of large scale wind and solar, and storage.
Paul Denholm from NREL on the progress of wind, solar and storage, and why the US is fascinated by Australia’s transition.