Tag: Emission Free

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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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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CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia release emissions-free future roadmap

On Friday 28 April, Energy Networks Australia and the CSIRO released a report laying out a road map for an emissions-free future by 2050. Identified in the report is the need for 25 large-scale solar or wind farms in the next 5 years to replace coal-fired power stations. Small, home-based battery storage as well as […]

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