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?
South Australia has suffered another major blackout overnight, with 200,000 homes and businesses losing power. It has been referred to as another example of the state’s “energy crisis”.
Faced with the rise of renewable energy and limits on carbon pollution, The Conversation has asked experts what kind of future awaits the grid.
The West Australian town of Kalbarri will be home to the nation’s largest microgrid, which will integrate distributed solar, a 1.7MW wind farm and 2MWh battery system.
According to Electrical Trades Union organiser Mick Koppie, many NSW workers say they have been left in the dark, wondering when and where these cuts will be taking place.
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics.