Category: Energy News

ALG Withdraws Extension application! Dalton community rejoices.

So Great news on Friday. AGL have finally relented and are withdrawing their Modification of extension. While they have not left Our community entirely with the withdraw the current battle against this massive industrial Gas Fired Power Plant at picturesque Rural Dalton has ended with a win for sanity and our Community. We would like […]

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AGL’s plans revealed at AGM today

AGL’s plans revealed at AGM today. Potential battery storage for Liddell, increased renewables BUT… Also includes up to 750MW HIGH-efficiency gas technologies “includes potential Liddell site repurposing and other potential sites at Newcastle and elsewhere in NSW…” If new gas fired generation is going to happen anywhere, let it be at Liddell – AGL won’t […]

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Weekly wrap-up 28 May 2017

A quiet week as we continue to wait for AGL to respond to the approximately 400 submissions to their self-admitted insurance policy, also known as MOD1 extension of time. We saw in the news this week a push for incentives for household storage and an article noting that our area is becoming the “renewable energy capital” […]

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Push for battery incentives for households and other news

The AFR reported this week that the Clean Energy Council has come out pushing for changes to the national electricity rule to encourage behind-the-meter solutions such as battery storage. “Energy storage is the holy grail of an evolved energy system,” said Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton. “There remains substantial work to do in modernising […]

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Get paid to cut your power usage through demand response

The AEMO has caused a media frenzy this week by announcing a demand-response trial that could kick-start the move to a smarter energy market. AEMO CEO Audrey Zibelman, who championed demand response in reforming New York’s Energy Vision program, announced the trial this week, saying: “If we can reduce the amount of demand, that has the […]

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Weekly wrap-up 14 May 2017

This week started with a story about the opportunity for energy storage in SA, and ended with having a beer with local Federal member Angus Taylor at the Dalton Royal Hotel. Angus Taylor MP joined locals at the pub on Saturday afternoon to field their questions. While he was happy to discuss all subjects of concern, […]

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The energy revolution is here

Take a look at this article on the move to more innovative supplies of electricity. With the record increase in rooftop solar in 2016 and again in the first 4 months of this year, consumers are now moving to integrate battery systems within their households. This gives them the opportunity to significantly reduce their power bills […]

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Some news articles to pass the time

Renewable energy investment in Australia hits a record high Good news from Energy matters, who reported the great news that: “Large-scale renewable energy investment in 2016 was five times greater than 2015.” They also mentioned that 2.6 million small-scale renewable systems have been installed, which is almost 15% of Australian homes. Imagine the generation if […]

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South Australia the ‘perfect storm’ opportunity for energy storage

Some news on the SA grid battery system: Brian Perusse from AES Energy Storage states that “Industry officials estimated 100 MWh of battery capacity could be supplied for $700 to $1,000 per kilowatt hour.” Compare that to the cost of building AGL’s massive industrial Dalton gas-fired power plant: the original estimate 7 years ago was $1.5 […]

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Investors’ massive appetite for green community solar generation

ABC News reports on the massive appetite for community-funded renewable energy and interest from investors.  Investors “pitch in” for solar panel installations on top of small businesses or organisations. “The company Bakers Maison will pay investors for the solar energy it uses over a period of between seven to 10 years. The investors get a […]

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