Powershop, Powerwalls and power plays. The new year has started with a depressingly familiar political tone, but technology and projects march on regardless.
Powershop boss Ed McManus joins the Energy Insiders podcast to discuss his company’s ground-breaking deal last week that will result in the construction of Victoria’s biggest solar, and two other wind farms. He also explains why his is buying three hydro plants.
The other big news came on Sunday when Tesla announced with the South Australia government that it plans to install rooftop solar and Tesla Powerpacks’s at 50,000 homes, creating a “virtual power plant” of 250MW and 650MWh of storage.
McManus explains why this is a good idea, and will benefit consumers, and how the so-called Tesla big battery is already delivering savings for his company through reduced costs.
And McManus tells us how and why the National Energy Guarantee might just work. Of course, it’s all in the detail, and whether it favours the big gentailers or not.
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