The Western Australian government has announced that two of four operating units at Synergy’s Muja Power Station will be retired from October 2022, a move which it says will protect against higher power bills for households and ensure the state’s electricity supply remains stable. According to WA premier Mark McGowan, keeping the two units operating … Continue reading Two operating units at Muja Power Station to be retired
Australia’s largest integrated battery and solar farm is now storing clean energy from the Gannawarra Solar Farm and providing power to the Victoria’s energy grid. The Andrews Labor Government invested $25 million into two large batteries in North Western Victoria, including the Gannawarra Energy Storage System – a 25-megawatt/50-megawatt hour system using Tesla batteries which … Continue reading Gannawarra battery now operating in North Western Victoria
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have, for the first time, demonstrated the maximum potential of ultra-thin 2D materials to generate electricity using sunlight. According to the research paper, published in the journal Advanced Materials, 2D materials could one day revolutionise technology like solar cells, mobile phones and sensing devices. While scientists have been … Continue reading ANU scientists demonstrate electricity-generating potential of ultra-thin 2D materials
A new grid-scale battery is now up and running at the Dalrymple substation on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula. Construction of the 30 MW / 8 MWh grid-scale battery was completed in April 2018. The $30 million Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project has been commissioned and tested and is now live and connected … Continue reading New grid-scale battery powering South Australia
Renewable energy is on track to supply more than a third of the power in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) by 2020 thanks to a combination of large-scale renewable projects and Australia’s booming rooftop solar industry. New analysis also reveals that with higher emissions reduction targets,renewable energy could account for up to 85% of the … Continue reading Renewables to have 33 per cent share of Australia’s electricity market by 2020
Victorian manufacturer Planex has become the 50th business to benefit from the state’s Energy Assessment Grant, aimed at reducing energy costs and waste. The Melbourne-based furniture manufacturer has been awarded more than $47,000 to undertake an energy assessment and to implement gas efficiency upgrades. An Energy Assessment Grant of $12,400 will be used to identify … Continue reading Melbourne manufacturer receives milestone energy grant
The Australian Energy Market Commission today made a final rule to change the settlement period for the electricity spot price from 30 minutes to five minutes. The only catch is that it won’t come into effect for another three years and starts in 2021. This fundamental change will help get the electricity wholesale market ready … Continue reading Five-minute settlement for electricity spot prices – with a catch
Four years ago West Australia-based power utility Horizon Power saw that the electricity industry was in a state of flux and decided it wanted to be at the leading edge even it meant being a little unconventional. “Our plan included customers generating their own energy,” said Horizon Power’s Mike Houlahan. “We wanted customers to use … Continue reading Why embracing disruption is a good thing
South Australia will lead the national effort to improve reliability and affordability in Australia’s energy sector as home to the first Predictive Analytics Centre specifically targeting the resource sector. Devised by Core Energy Group and the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) through its Internet of Things Mining and Energy cluster (IoT MER), the Centre will … Continue reading Centre targetting improved energy affordability
Australia risks being left in the dark ages if it doesn’t start taking energy reforms seriously and begin implementing strategies that will secure Australia’s energy future, according to Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel. Finkel made the observation at a keynote address at the National Press Club this week where he warned that energy generators, wholesalers … Continue reading Australia could be left behind in energy stakes
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed it is working with the South Australian Government to develop a financing package to support the accelerated delivery of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery storage project, for the South Australian energy market.
Entega AG and Hitachi Europe have announced the decision to enter a development partnership to further increase the companies’ capabilities in operational optimisation for technical equipment and automated energy trading.
Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).
The public debate over the problems of electricity supply displays a curious disconnect.
Hitachi Data Systems has announced that Western Australian energy provider, Synergy, has selected the company to provide a cost-effective and scalable enterprise infrastructure to meet high levels of data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.
Origin believes it should be given the power to intervene directly in the energy market to prevent widespread blackouts, such as those that have been occurring in South Australia over the past few months.
STMicroelectronics has announced its LDLN025 Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulators, which generate less than 6.5µVrms noise at 250mA full load with an outline of just 0.63mm x 0.63mm.
Phoenix Contact has released the Valvetrab-Safe Energy Control (SEC) Type 2 surge protection device, which the company claims is one of the world’s narrowest high-performing arresters.
Toshiba has announced that it will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power, through its H2One hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system.
Liberal MP Craig Kelly has claimed that businesses and households in Australia are paying twice as much as Americans for their electricity. Is this true?