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Surprise loss of ~420 MW of rooftop PV in South Australia shows forecasting key for future

An unexpected loss of more than 400 MW of rooftop PV in South Australia earlier this month has reinforced how critical accurate forecasting tools are for the management of networks with high shares of renewable energy.

AGL continues march towards 850 MW of large-scale battery storage

AGL remains on track to add at least 850 MW of new large-scale battery storage to its portfolio by 2024 after securing energy storage technology companies Fluence and Wärtsilä to supply up to 1 GW of grid-scale battery storage.

South Australia’s road to 100% renewables is paved with infrastructure challenges

South Australia rounded out 2020 with a record-setting day, in which solar and wind supplied 99.6% of demand on the state’s electricity network on Dec. 27. But as solar veteran and Amrock MD Pierre Verlinden explains, there is some serious infrastructure needed if the state is to realise its 100% renewable ambition.

One Stop agrees to extensive remediation program after 49,400 STCs improperly created

One Stop Warehouse Finance has been disciplined by the Clean Energy Regular after it was found responsible for the creation of 49,400 improper small-scale technology certificates between 2017 and 2020.

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One perfect 100% renewable day in SA

As Christmas lights twinkled their last, South Australia’s electricity grid spent a whole day basking in sunshine and turning towards brisk summer breezes. Renewables ruled — a taste of future feasting on clean energy.

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SA Water makes splash with “world’s biggest” portable solar farm

South Australian utility SA Water is preparing to flick the switch on the “world’s largest” portable solar array with work having commenced on the installation of a 12 MW prefabricated PV system at the Happy Valley Reservoir near Adelaide.

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Growing renewable capacity drives energy bills down to 2022/23

The Australian Energy Market Commission’s latest annual Residential Electricity Price Trends report shows costs reducing as renewable build out replaces inefficient coal-fired generation, and more lowest-cost renewable supply is on the way.

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SA envisions becoming clean energy exporter with 500% renewables in new climate plan

South Australia could generate five times more renewable energy than the state currently demands by 2050, positioning itself as a national and even international exporter of clean energy. The SA government today released its climate Action Plan, adding to the chorus of state announcements.

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Vanadium flow battery technology put to test in South Australia

Australia’s first utility-scale vanadium flow battery will be built in regional South Australia and will demonstrate the technology’s potential to provide energy and frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) for the national grid.

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Leaked government report highlights risks with EV taxes

Plans to introduce new taxes for electric vehicles (EVs) have been undermined by a leaked government paper which warns applying new charges without other support for the technology could discourage Australia’s move to electric and low-emissions vehicles.

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