Tag: Energy

AAADPP UPDATE SEPTEMBER 28

AAADPP UPDATE SEPTEMBER 28   Apologies for the lack of recent updates. There have been a few things gong on over the last month or so….   The Dalton Power Project Community Consultative Committee: AGL’s attempt to establish the DPPCCC and tick the consultation box failed. No such CCC will be established unless the PAC […]

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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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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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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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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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