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Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar has been installed by over 1.6 million households and is the most reliable source of steadily growing generation in the NEM.

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The long and winding road to tariff reform

The long and winding road to tariff reform

In first of three articles on electricity network tariff reform, we look at Tariff Structure Statements, and why you should care about them.

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Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania’s Liberal government flags plan to quit NEM, as bipartisan Parliamentary report concludes electricity market is broken, needs rebuilding.

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Is there anything good to say about NEG? New report says no

Is there anything good to say about NEG? New report says no

New report says Turnbull government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee would fail in all of its stated goals, particularly that of boosting energy system security. On this, it says the approach proposed in the NEG “has no precedent in any power system anywhere, ever.”

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Know your NEM: Coal reliability issues will get worse

Know your NEM: Coal reliability issues will get worse

Thermal coal generators continue to have reliability issues that will only get worse. It’s astonishing that the AEMC doesn’t seem to understand this issue one little bit.

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Frydenberg slapped down on Twitter after ignoring coal failure

Frydenberg slapped down on Twitter after ignoring coal failure

Federal energy minister gets social media slap-down after ignoring coal plant failure in Tweet about Thursday’s power price spike.

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Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

If 2017 was a year of price shocks and renewables investment, we expect 2018 to be more cagey. That said, bids in America for wind plus storage at $US21/MWh is not a bad start!

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Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

UNSW energy researcher says bad policy design means industry incumbents can use large-scale solar and wind tenders to get their costs down, without necessarily passing on savings to consumers.

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Graph of the Day: Queensland's biggest solar farm powers up

Graph of the Day: Queensland’s biggest solar farm powers up

The first 50MW of Genex Power’s Kidston solar and “giant water battery” project has started sending electricity to the grid. Here’s what that looks like.

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Green light for new energy project in South Australia

Green light for new energy project in South Australia

Schneider Electric and Planet Ark Power awarded $1.95m South Australia State Government grant towards a $13.8m solar photovoltaic and battery microgrid project, a first project of its kind in Australia.

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EnerNOC enters frequency control market in Australia

EnerNOC enters frequency control market in Australia

EnerNOC is providing Australia’s National Electricity Market with Frequency Control Ancillary Services to support power system security and ensure uninterrupted power for consumers, a first in Australia.