The evolving investment case for home battery storage: Incentives & virtual power plant programs

August 19, 2019 11:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Enabling households to tap into battery value streams additional to the standard ‘solar self-consumption’ approach will be crucial in driving uptake by making batteries more attractive. These include hard, financial benefits like virtual power plant (VPP) participation revenues (for energy market participation as well as grid services) which help shorten payback periods,…

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Electric Power Research Institute advances microgrid feasibility through collaborative demonstration projects and standards implementation

April 17, 2019 9:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Author: Matthew A. Pellow, PhD, Pellow Energy Insights Microgrids are seeing increased demonstration and deployment in Australia, both to provide greater resiliency to critical facilities in grid-connected environments, and as a potentially cost-effective approach to serving utility customers in remote communities. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – based in…

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Storage to suit remote sites such as islands, fringe of grid and off-grid

February 18, 2019 11:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In Australia, there are many remote sites which are located in “fringe of grid” and “off grid”. In the AEMC report (*) for Western Power proposal dated 19th December 2017, Western Power stated many benefits when allowing distributors to provide electricity to customers (mostly in fringe of grid) from off-grid…

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Off Grid Market Australia

January 24, 2019 9:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Australia’s Renewable Energy sector is hugely dynamic and moving at such a speed with several areas of the market set for huge growth trends.  Whilst the utility scale Solar, Wind and Battery Energy Storage projects make up most of the headlines there are several emerging markets that will soon sit…

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GSES: The Growing Potential of Stand-Alone Power Systems

October 25, 2018 3:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Stand-Alone Power Systems (SAPS) have been an alternative and a solution for many decades to power devices, telecommunications, buildings and communities that experience practical or financial barriers to grid electrification, be it in rural areas or in developing countries. SAPS have been used to provide small scale portable lighting, water pumping,…

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How Storage can fix Australia’s energy crisis

September 24, 2018 1:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Submitted by Stephen Thompson, Arup Australasia Over the past two decades the Australian energy market has undergone major transformation as technology and policy have shaped the 21st Century electricity network. The changes have unfortunately not been accompanied by either the same pace of regulatory reform, system planning or policy stability…

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The Queensland Electric Super Highway – a significant move towards EV adoption

February 22, 2018 11:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Paul Sernia, Chief Product Officer, Founder, Tritium Seven months ago, the Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads announced it was going to build ‘the world’s longest electric super charger highway in a single state’ as part of its commitment to encourage Queenslanders to support, and accelerate, the uptake…

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How is Australia preparing for the electric and autonomous future of transportation?

January 22, 2018 12:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Article by Ben Selwin. The lesson of Nokia “We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.” -Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Before Apple’s iPhone came along and spoiled the party, Nokia reigned supreme. The Finnish phone maker began taking over the mobile phone world in the late 1990s and peaked…

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Are you ready for an electric car?

December 8, 2017 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By Carola Jones Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more and more common on our roads. Driving an EV minimises harmful NOX emissions and filling up a car with electricity is cheaper than with fuel. More importantly, they are also a lot of fun to drive. Most people who have tried…

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Financing battery storage+renewable energy

November 22, 2017 10:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Horizon Power is leading the delivery of renewable energy solutions in remote and regional Western Australia, with installation of the first utility-standard Stand-alone Power System (SPS) in Western Australia’s north. 2017 saw a raft of state-run tenders launched in Australia for utility-scale storage development, driven by the rapidly falling costs…

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