Have your say on new mechanisms to enhance resilience in the power system | AEMC

August 19, 2019 10:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The AEMC seeking stakeholder feedback on potential new mechanisms to better manage risks to grid stability. The changing nature of electricity supply and demand, including the influx of variable renewable generation, ageing thermal infrastructure and the rapid growth in consumer-owned distributed energy resources, is creating new risks to the secure operation…

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Round 4 Recipients announced for ACT Next Generation Energy Storage program 

August 8, 2019 10:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

On 1 August 2019 the grant recipients for the fourth round of the Next Generation Energy Storage program were announced.  Under this program, the ACT Government is supporting up to 5,000 battery storage systems in ACT homes and businesses. The successful grant recipients are ActewAGL Retail, Evergen, Solahart and SolarHub. For more details, click here.

The global energy industry comes to Sydney in two weeks

May 30, 2019 8:49 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Energy storage has never been a bigger topic in Australia, with the ongoing uptake of renewable energy highlighting the importance and relevance of energy storage and its role in our energy future.   The energy transition is upon us and energy storage has a crucial role to play in Australia’s future…

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Largest behind-the meter commercial battery system in Australia now commissioned

May 27, 2019 6:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The installation of a pioneering solution with 900kWh of vanadium redox flow machines coupled with a 120kW C1-rated lithium battery, is now located on the roof of Monash University’s new Biomedical Learning and Teaching building. Colin Gillam, Australian Regional Manager, redT Energy commented that “the system was installed at the…

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Bruny Island Trial Demonstrates Household Batteries Participating in the Grid

May 24, 2019 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Final research reports for the Bruny Island Battery Trial are now available on the CONORT website at Laura Jones from TasNetworks, one of the CONSORT partners, has provided an update on this ARENA supported project: “TasNetworks has been honoured to be a part of the CONSORT Bruny Island Battery trial. In this…

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April 17, 2019 12:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At AUSPACK 2019, Australasia’s largest processing and packaging machinery event, the Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AES) ran a panel session “Meeting The Energy Challenge: The Long-Term Financial Benefits of Commercial Power Purchase Agreements”. The well-attended panel session, facilitated by Sam Staples, Market Development Manager, showcased the cross-industry work the Alliance…

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Perth to host new Future Battery Industries CRC

April 17, 2019 9:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) has been announced and will be supported by a $25 million Commonwealth Government funding boost. This program has the aim to expand battery minerals and chemicals production, develop opportunities for specialist battery manufacture; support battery deployment; and optimise the circular economy for the use and re-use of…

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SA’s Grid Scale Storage Fund Attracts Global Interest

February 20, 2019 2:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

International companies at the forefront of developing innovative energy storage solutions are among those that have applied for the South Australian Government’s $50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said that 50 proposals had been received. He added that, “the Fund attracted…

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Redflow batteries supply energy for remote Thai village

February 18, 2019 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Zinc-bromine flow batteries from Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited are now storing solar energy to provide a reliable power supply for a remote village in mountainous northern Thailand that has long lacked electricity. In a project backed by the Thai Government, the village of Ban Pha Dan in Lamphun…

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Shell Agrees to Acquire sonnen

February 18, 2019 11:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. “sonnen is one…

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