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Category: AGL

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First turbines from Silverton wind farm switched on

First turbines from Silverton wind farm switched on

Production begins from the first turbines at 200MW wind farm near Broken Hill.

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Market Insight residential electricity price series

Market Insight residential electricity price series

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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Energy reliability: risks so small "they are barely visible"

Energy reliability: risks so small “they are barely visible”

Modelling for Reliability Panel says risk of supply shortfalls in NSW after Liddell closure is one millionth of one per cent – “so small, they are generally not visible on the chart”. So much for the government scare campaign about blackouts.

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AGL: Still too much base-load in NSW after Liddell closure

AGL: Still too much base-load in NSW after Liddell closure

AGL says there will still be too much “base-load” in NSW, even after Liddell closure. What’s needed is flexible capacity, but storage won’t be better bet than gas turbines until more there is more wind and solar.

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Graph of the Day: And Australia's top 10 corporate emitters are...

Graph of the Day: And Australia’s top 10 corporate emitters are…

Clean Energy Regulator’s latest list of Australia’s top 10 corporate emitters shows the biggest emitter has twice the emissions of the next biggest.

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Energy market heavies find an expensive way to stand still

Energy market heavies find an expensive way to stand still

The recent results from market heavies provide some insights into the massive cost – to customers – of the incumbents holding onto their market share. 

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AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeks another 500MW of wind capacity as it gears up to replace Liddell coal plant with mix of renewables, storage and gas.

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Liddell, the coal plant that “predates colour TV”, trips again

Liddell, the coal plant that “predates colour TV”, trips again

Another week, another coal unit failure, this time at AGL’s Liddell plant – you know, the one the Turnbull government wants kept open to boost grid reliability.

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When generators jack up prices 100-fold, and regulators do nothing

When generators jack up prices 100-fold, and regulators do nothing

AER report finds generators jacked up energy prices 100-fold, even when there was more than enough capacity. But don’t expect regulators to do anything about it.

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Reliable? Baseload? Liddell unit broken and out for most of summer

Reliable? Baseload? Liddell unit broken and out for most of summer

A 420MW unit at Liddell coal generator is out of action and won’t be available for most of summer; a 700MW unit at Mt Piper also failed, and two other big coal units tripped in the first week of the summer heatwave.

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AGL says batteries are coming, but coal is uninvestable

AGL says batteries are coming, but coal is uninvestable

AGL says no private investor would invest in new coal plant, but says battery storage is coming and will be a major game changer as costs fall – which is not far away.