Led by a record-breaking Q4, US energy storage deployments totaled 336MWh in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015.
While the Finkel Review recognises Australia’s “energy trilemma” – security, affordability and sustainability – we have a market that recognises only the first two of these objectives.
The promised outcomes of reform – cheaper and more reliable electricity, competitive markets and rational investment decisions – are further away than ever.
Infigen Energy secures PPA with EnergyAustralia to buy 60% of output of proposed 113MW Bodangora wind farm in NSW to 2030.
Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.
In the second part of the series on the crisis besetting the NEM in eastern Australia, Mike looks at the tightening balance of supply and demand.
EnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA.
SimpliPhi Power CEO in talks on battery storage with Australia’s “progressive” utilities and transmission companies.
The rules of Australia’s energy markets were written at a time when coal and gas were the only major options.
It now seems clear that rooftop solar played critical role in easing pressure on the grid during heatwave in eastern states, and moderating prices. But solar households got paid a pittance compared to the coal and gas generators.