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Gupta's grand solar plans in South Australia get network tick

Gupta’s grand solar plans in South Australia get network tick

AEMO says two South Australian regions could add 2GW of renewables without any transmission upgrades, and suggests Roxby Downs could emerge as major solar energy region.

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Rooftop solar may overtake coal by 2040, and save billions

Rooftop solar may overtake coal by 2040, and save billions

Rooftop solar on Australian homes and businesses could account for 22 per cent of national demand and overtake the combined output of black and brown coal at that time.

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Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?

Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?

ElectraNet proposes new link from S.A. that it says will unlock more low-cost renewable energy sources, reduce reliance on expensive gas, and help fill the gap caused by the retirement of more coal generators in NSW.

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Record renewables roll-out eases gas crisis, says AEMO

Record renewables roll-out eases gas crisis, says AEMO

AEMO says record rollout of wind and solar has eased the dependence on gas, freeing up more supplies and reducing prices.

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AEMO sees rooftop solar trebling in 10 years, batteries rising 10-fold

AEMO sees rooftop solar trebling in 10 years, batteries rising 10-fold

AEMO sees rooftop solar and battery storage uptake surging in WA, but grid to remain stable even as fossil fuel plants retire. EV forecasts vary widely.

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NSW grid struggles as coal goes missing after bad trips

NSW grid struggles as coal goes missing after bad trips

AEMO issues lack of reserve warnings in NSW on five consecutive days as coal units fail and prices soar to market cap.

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Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles

Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles

Rule changes proposed by AEMO in response to the grid’s rapid transition to renewables have sparked vigorous debate about what precautions are necessary, and what are just “gold plating” generation assets.

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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.