Phillip Riley Australia

Triple Renewable Energy Plants to Replace Coal Power Plants – AEMO

Triple Renewable Energy Plants to Replace Coal Power Plants – AEMO

Australia needs dozens more of renewable energy plants to replace closing coal power plants which will close over the next 20 years. The Australian Market Energy Operator (AEMO) added that a huge upgrade of the electricity transmission wires will also be required to get the new energy for homes and businesses. Rooftop solar continues to …

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Electricity Costs to Plunge Due to Growing Wind and Solar Investments

Electricity Costs to Plunge Due to Growing Wind and Solar Investments

The Australian Energy Market Commission predicts that electricity prices may plummet by approximately 20 percent due to growing wind and solar investments. Such investments will drive down wholesale prices of electricity. In its latest electricity price trends report, the AEMC forecasted that the prices of household electricity could decline by 20 percent in southeast Queensland …

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AEMO: Power Outages May Decrease This Summer Due to Surge in Solar

AEMO: Power Outages May Decrease This Summer Due to Surge in Solar

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has announced that the surge in solar will reduce the risk of power outages this summer. An article on the RenewEconomy website reported what Audrey Zibelman, AEMO Chief Executive, had said about its Summer 2019/20 Readiness Plan. “The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is forecasting both warmer than average and …

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SA in the Forefront for Renewable Energy in Australia

SA in the Forefront for Renewable Energy in Australia

SA is leading the charge in shifting to renewable energy in Australia, much faster than any other place in the country. According to the Climate Council, although the state has to face some political challenges and lack of government support, it continues to work towards its clean energy goals. According to a report on the …

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Initial Phase of Hybrid Generation Project Starts Operations

Initial Phase of Hybrid Generation Project Commences Operations

The 23 megawatts hybrid generation project by EDL at the Agnew gold mine has started operations. It integrates solar into gas and diesel micro-grid that will add wind and solar in the first of its type project for a mine. The initial phase of the hybrid generation project incorporates a 4 megawatts solar farm. 16 …

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Another Milestone for Clean Energy: Australia Achieves 50% Renewables

Another Milestone for Clean Energy: Australia Achieves 50% Renewables

Australia’s National Energy Market has recently announced that the country has reached 50.2 percent renewables for the first time, the latest milestone for clean energy. Although it only lasted for about 10 minutes, it marked another milestone for the booming renewable energy sector in Australia, especially in the states where NEM supplies electricity. These states …

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Government Commits $1 Billion Grid Reliability Fund

Government Commits $1 Billion Grid Reliability Fund

The government has committed $1 billion as part of its plan to boost grid reliability and guarantee a fair deal on energy for Australian households, businesses, and industries. According to a report on the Energy Magazine website, the Federal Government will build a $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund. The fund is intended to back up …

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Renewables Boom Trigger Decline in Emissions

Engineering researchers say that the renewables boom in Australia causes the gradual decline of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. And this trend will continue for the next three years. Professionals from the Australian National University gauge national emissions will decline by 3 to 4 percent by 2022, which will end the year-on-year increases registered …

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NSW to Release Details of Its Interest-Free Program for Solar and Storage Household Investments

Benjamin Franklin, New South Wales Parliamentary Secretary for Energy, says the details for the government’s latest interest-free loans program to boost household investment in solar and storage will be made public soon. He also emphasized that the federal Coalition should take the National Energy Guarantee seriously. On Thursday, Franklin stated on the Australian Energy Storage …

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CEFC Surpasses $1 Billion Mark for Large-Scale Solar Investments

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has recently announced it has surpassed the $1 billion mark for the country’s large-scale solar investments sector following a $51 million stake in the largest photovoltaic (PV) farm in Victoria. A report published on the website of Renew Economy stated that CEFC confirmed that it has taken a minority …

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