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Darling Building beats energy shortfall with Redflow batteries

September 10, 2018 11:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Redflow’s ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries have solved the problem of insufficient energy supply that was holding back a $4 million renovation of a heritage-listed building in central Adelaide. After architectural firm Williams Burton Leopardi bought the derelict 1916 Darling Building, largely neglected since the 1960s, they learned that the planned…

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Clean Energy Initiatives to Reduce Power Bills

August 22, 2018 12:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Department of Planning and Environment is delivering new programs to provide clean and affordable energy for the people of New South Wales. These programs will assist households and businesses save money on their energy bills and improve energy security to benefit the whole community. Regional Community Energy Program This…

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CWP Receives Approval for Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub

August 22, 2018 12:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Newcastle, Australia. The company behind the 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm has today received planning approval from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for a c.200 MW solar + storage project, which will expand the wind farm to a wind, solar and battery hybrid project called the Sapphire Renewable…

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Australian-first battery to improve energy security in North Queensland

August 22, 2018 12:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In an Australian first, Origin will install a 4 MW grid scale battery at its Mt Stuart Power Station in Townsville, improving the security of electricity supply to North Queensland households and businesses. Mt Stuart Power Station, located about 12 kms south of central Townsville is a 414 MW open cycle gas power…

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Draft rule to set up a national register of small scale batteries and other distributed energy resources

July 24, 2018 1:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The AEMC recently made a draft rule for the Australian Energy Market Operator to establish a register of distributed energy resources in the national electricity market, including small scale battery storage systems and rooftop solar. The register would give network businesses and AEMO visibility of where distributed energy resources are…

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Taking charge of energy storage opportunities

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

6 July 2018 Australia has a myriad of technical and community opportunities in the booming energy storage sector, according to a paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist. The paper highlights that in 2017 Australia led the world in the installation of residential battery storage systems in terms…

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AEMO releases inaugural Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market

July 24, 2018 11:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) recently released the inaugural Integrated System Plan (ISP) – a comprehensive evaluation of the likely changes that will be occurring over the next 20 years across the National Electricity Market (NEM). As the independent market and system operator and national transmission planner, AEMO’s role…

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New depot’s solar solution boosts local power grid

July 24, 2018 11:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lord Mayor Clover Moore and TransGrid CEO Paul Italiano have unveiled the first industrial-scale Tesla Powerpack battery to be installed and operational in the Sydney metropolitan area. The battery is powered by more than 1,600 solar panels on the roof of the City of Sydney’s new Alexandra Canal depot. It…

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New report outlines opportunities for NSW utility-scale battery storage

June 27, 2018 9:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

An energy report outlining the market and the potential for opportunities in utility-scale battery storage in NSW was released at an industry event in Sydney at the end of last week. Entitled “Opportunities for Utility Scale Battery Storage in NSW”, the report was produced by the Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AESA) in partnership…

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Integrating solar and storage into the grid: have your say

June 21, 2018 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Stakeholder input is being sought on how best to integrate solar and energy storage into electricity networks to help ensure quality and reliability of supply and lower household power bills. Released today by Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Energy Market Operator, the Open Energy Networks Consultation Paper proposes options…

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