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Tag: "FCAS"

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ARENA offers $7m for more solar and wind farm FCAS trials

ARENA offers $7m for more solar and wind farm FCAS trials

ARENA provides $7m to encourage more wind, solar and battery parks to provide grid services such as frequency and voltage.

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Why managing Australia's grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

Why managing Australia’s grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

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.

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Tasmania tapped for second trial of wind farm's ability to stabilise grid

Tasmania tapped for second trial of wind farm’s ability to stabilise grid

A second ARENA-backed trial of wind farms’ ability to provide frequency control ancillary services to be conducted in Tasmania.

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Tesla spells out why markets are failing battery storage, big and small

Tesla spells out why markets are failing battery storage, big and small

Tesla urges energy market rule maker to catch up with speed and versatility of battery storage, both big and small.

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What is the Tesla big battery actually selling? It's not just energy

What is the Tesla big battery actually selling? It’s not just energy

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.

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AEMO set to trial wind farm's ability to stabilise S.A. grid

AEMO set to trial wind farm’s ability to stabilise S.A. grid

ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.

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Wind farms could be "core providers" of grid stability, says AEMO

Wind farms could be “core providers” of grid stability, says AEMO

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

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Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant “failures” and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.

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South Australia covers its arse and its FCAS in new energy plan

South Australia covers its arse and its FCAS in new energy plan

A look at four major policy initiatives from South Australia’s bold new energy plan.

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Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can

Wind, solar to fill grid services as incumbents cash in while they can

Wind farms and new solar parks in Australia are expected to take an increasingly prominent role in providing grid stability services. But not before the fossil fuel incumbents make the most of FCAS costs that have risen five-fold since 2014 – for no apparent reason.