Solar and also wind press wholesale power rates to record lows in Australia
The uptick of renewables in Australia has actually aided cause three-year lows for wholesale power costs on the nation's biggest power market.
Feb 10, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, ENERGY STORAGE, Australia, AEMO, oceania, curtailment, national energy market, grid curtailment
Move to ‘grid of the future’ or risk solar fallout, Australia told
A failure to design an energy system fit for the 21st century could put Australia’s clean energy transition at risk, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has warned.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Australia, AEMO, oceania, aemc, mlf, John Pierce
Australia’s AEMO radically curtails output of five large solar farms
The Australian Energy Market Operator constrained the output of several large-scale solar plants by 50% on Friday, in response to voltage fluctuations in a 220 kV network spanning the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Australia, AEMO, oceania, ACES, Andrew Stiel
Australian coal generator undercut by rooftop solar boom
The authorities in Western Australia have revealed that two units at Synergy’s Muja Power Station will be retired from October 2022. The state government said the coal-fired units were only being used about 35% of the time, largely because rooftop solar has reduced demand on the grid.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Australia, rooftop, installations, Synergy’s Muja Power Station, Marc McGowan, AEMO, Bill Johnston, PV systems, oceania