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For $6 extra, AEMO keeps lights on and defies renewable skeptics

For $6 extra, AEMO keeps lights on and defies renewable skeptics

AEMO says reserve mechanism that ensured lights stayed on last summer cost just $6 per customer, and praises role of newly deployed technologies such as batteries and demand response.

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Inside the Tesla big battery: How it made money and cut prices

Inside the Tesla big battery: How it made money and cut prices

AEMO reports detail how Tesla big battery helped keep the lights on last summer, smashed prices in specialised markets, and made money for itself from price arbitrage.

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Better to be long renewables than be short

Better to be long renewables than be short

Coalition’s emissions target makes Australia’s grid barely cleaner than a coal generator. Happily, the states will clean up, but Snowy Hydro needs to lift its game.

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Chris Uhlmann’s windy “truthiness” adds to policy fog

Chris Uhlmann’s windy “truthiness” adds to policy fog

Chris Uhlmann’s tweet is just the latest in a long series of biased reporting on South Australia’s energy transition.

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NEG high level design document at a glance

NEG high level design document at a glance

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Fragility and resilience in the grid of the future

Fragility and resilience in the grid of the future

Simplicity doesn’t always equal efficiency, but it does usually equal reliability. A system with multiple layers of complexity is more vulnerable to breakdown.

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Zibelman: Old energy market rules make no sense

Zibelman: Old energy market rules make no sense

AEMO boss Audrey Zibelman says technologies are changing at “breath-taking” speed, economy, but Australia’s energy transition could be held back because its energy market rules are rooted in the past.

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Journey to zero emissions electricity: BAU could deliver more than NEG

Journey to zero emissions electricity: BAU could deliver more than NEG

First of three-part series examining the evolution of Australia’s electricity system to 2050, and the role of policy-makers along the way.

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Regulator pushes for household battery storage register to remove "blind spot"

Regulator pushes for household battery storage register to remove “blind spot”

Bational register of Australia’s home battery installations would cost around $10m, but would remove potential huge “blind spot” and could improve power system security.

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Will the NEG make the energy transition easier or harder?

Will the NEG make the energy transition easier or harder?

The ESB needs to go back to the drawing board and have another go at its National Energy Guarantee. They doesn’t understand what a bad solution they have proposed.

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If any institution needs to go, it should be AEMC, not AEMO

If any institution needs to go, it should be AEMC, not AEMO

The problem in Australia’s energy market is that – uniquely in the world – we have separate rule making and operating statutory bodies. Only one of them is based in reality.