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South Australia pays the price of big system peaks

South Australia pays the price of big system peaks

More than one-third of SA wholesale electricity costs over summer came from price spikes in less than 1% of the time. They pushed overall costs up by 50%.

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How solar shifted the peak in SA during heat waves

How solar shifted the peak in SA during heat waves

New analysis by the Australian Energy Market Operator has confirmed that the large amount of rooftop solar in South Australia helped shift the peak in demand during the recent heat-waves that affected the southern states. Imagine what would happen with addition of storage.

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Graphs of the day: Peaker plants vs green power

Graphs of the day: Peaker plants vs green power

Wind and solar power are transitioning from marginal to central players in the grid, and there is a case for them to replace traditional peaking plants.