To address both near-term reliability threats and emerging climate risks, we need to move both more carefully and faster.
California’s rotating outages blamed on the state’s failure to integrate the demand and supply sides of the market.
Australian Tesla drivers who also own Powerwalls will soon benefit from update that balances charging in the event of a blackout.
Tens of thousands of Victorians were left without power over the long weekend as the distribution network struggled with blistering temperatures, reigniting fears about the stability of our energy system.
AEMO, like Finkel, provided Turnbull with a launch pad to push for a cleaner, smarter, cheaper and more reliable grid. Instead, the Coalition pined for traditional and outdated technologies. It’s time to bust a few myths about baseload and blackouts.
Extreme weather presents many threats to electricity systems – particularly on centralised grids, where outages can ripple down the line. But can we do better?
AEMO’s use of private weather forecasters, and not Bureau of Meteorology, likely contributed to SA’s recent weather-related blackouts.
With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.
Wind farms to show they can provide same system services – inertia and frequency – as coal and gas plants in major new trial in South Australia.