Two, for the price of one!
This week, we have two guests on the program, the new South Australia Liberal government’s energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan, and battery storage maker Redflow’s Simon Hackett.
The election of the Liberals in South Australia was widely assumed to presume the end of the renewable energy adventure in the state.
But hearing van Holst Pellekaan speak, that does not seem the case. In fact, he doesn’t sound like many Liberal energy ministers we’ve heard speak before.
The minister merely insists that storage will be the key for this new government, and he indicated he is also open minded on the Tesla virtual power plant, an initiative that – combined with the new government’s own project for 40,000 homes with battery storage, could see the state with battery storage in 100,000 homes within a few years – all connected.
On the subject of battery storage, we also talk to Simon Hackett from Redflow, and what his focus is now that he has handed the roles of chairman and chief executive to others.
And the man with the most Tesla electric vehicles in Australia also has some interesting things to say about the fate of EVs in this country.
And as usual, we discuss the week’s news, including a string of announcement of mega-watt scale wind and solar projects, such as Sanjeev Gupta, UPC and CWP. And if you missed our interview with AEMO chief executive Audrey Zibelman last week, you can find it here.
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