Another big week in the electricity market. Big deals in solar, and firming capacity, usher in a new era for Australia’s generation, with the China decision on capacity likely to push prices down further.
In the meantime, rooftop solar was being held as a scapegoat for blackouts that haven’t, and may never happen, while the absence of nearly 5,000MW of coal in NSW pushes the grid to the limit. Guess who the conservatives blamed.
This episode is chock-a-block, with interviews with US battery storage maker Fluence, and why solar and storage is so much cheaper than gas, and with Energy Networks Australia chief Andrew Dillon on the need to build more transmission and get a grip on distributed energy.
And we have a short cameo from energy minister Josh Frydenberg on why his low-ball emissions target makes sense, and his frustrations with RenewEconomy.
And don’t forgot, you can download all the episodes of the Energy Insiders podcasts, and the Solar Insiders podcasts, on your favourite platform, and here on the RenewEconomy website.