The commitment by the new owners of the Whyalla steel works to build 1GW of renewable energy, storage and demand management is not just a story about a big plunge into green energy.
It is the sign of things to come. Consumers have figured out that the best way to cut electricity costs is to generate their own energy.
Households and smaller businesses are figuring this out with rooftop solar, and new data from AEMO shows how much that is transforming the grid in South Australia.
In the past year, rooftop solar accounted for more than 10 per cent of local generation and that will double over the next decade. And if AEMO can find some decent modellers, it will realize it will come attached with a heap of storage.
On Energy Insiders this week, we discuss this and more issues, including the upcoming float of New Energy Solar, and what it means about solar yields, and the latest take on the proposed National Energy Guarantee, or NEG. Or reNEG.
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