Power giant AGL Energy says the energy price crash will not dampen its appetite for developing Australia’s first gas import plant, with market volatility likely to eventually subside, leaving a looming supply shortfall forecast for the nation’s east coast.
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Electricity is the heartbeat of a modern economy. Our electricity heartbeat increases when the country is hard at work, and slows when we are at rest.
The Australian Energy Regulator has issued a set of expectations for energy companies, which aims to ensure that households and small business customers are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government's plan to use technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will look beyond wind and solar energy to the "next challenges", including hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and methane produced by livestock.
The Australian Energy Market Operator will this weekend launch the nation’s first detailed database on distributed energy resources, as it prepares for a not-too-distant future grid that will source up to half of all its power needs from consumer-owned sources like rooftop solar.
Australia has been re-syncronised with the rest of the National Electricity Market and power flow has been restored via the Heywood terminal.
The quest for the next source of renewable energy is well under way, with no natural phenomenon overlooked. We have already harnessed the power of flowing water, wind, and sunlight, and the search for the next clean source of energy is far from over.
Energy users have voiced alarm at the Victorian government's move to push ahead unilaterally to boost transmission and storage to shore up its power grid, saying consumers will pay through higher prices and increased risks.
A key section of the nation’s energy infrastructure has been restored after the storm-affected interconnector between South Australia and Victoria was turned back on this week following the successful installation of temporary transmission towers.
Solar-rich South Australia has set a new record low for electricity demand from the grid but the renewables-dominated state still had the highest average prices in the December quarter as it struggled to meet soaring demand as summer weather took hold.
Record customer participation in electricity demand response initiatives has cut the risk of network outages in Victoria and delivered more than half a million dollars to those taking part, new data shows.
Australia’s ageing fleet of coal and gas-fired power plants are becoming increasingly unreliable and inefficient, suffering break downs at least twice a week on average, a new report has found.
Congestion woes in Australia’s power grid threaten to hike household electricity bills and derail the nation’s ability to achieve deeper cuts to carbon emissions following a collapse in renewable energy spending, Queensland government-owned investment giant QIC has warned.