Business model underpinning coal and gas is collapsing, and the good news is that batteries and renewable energy can step in and keep the grid secure.
Having the power system frequency poorly controlled is like driving a car on a rough road.
ARENA provides $7m to encourage more wind, solar and battery parks to provide grid services such as frequency and voltage.
The East Coast power system of Australia has the worst frequency regulation in the developed world, putting it at risk whenever an event occurs which requires its fossil fuel generators to respond quickly. Because they can’t.
A second ARENA-backed trial of wind farms’ ability to provide frequency control ancillary services to be conducted in Tasmania.
Tesla urges energy market rule maker to catch up with speed and versatility of battery storage, both big and small.
Tesla big battery is starting to play more in the energy markets, but it has also been active in the less visible “services” market. Smarter, quicker, cheaper and cleaner than gas.
ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.
Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.