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by PeFe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Another record low power demand on a weekend in South Australia. from Renew Economy Rooftop solar delivers yet another record low in grid demand for South Australia Rooftop solar has delivered a new low in South Australia’s electricity demand over the weekend – the third minimum grid demand record t...
by PeFe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Tailem Bend Solar farm was built and planned for the South Australian market, the NSW interconnector was a far flung idea at the time. Having said that there is also Heywood Connector which enables South Australia to export (max 650mw) into the National Electricity Market. I am waiting to see the la...
by PeFe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The problem may well lie with the business model Tailem bend Solar Farm are operating under. Sounds like they rely too much on the "spot" price ie the price electricity will go for on the open market when demand goes up (most extreme case scenario, summer heat wave where $14,000 mwh is the maximum a...
by PeFe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Article from Renew Economy as to why the Tailem Bend Solar Farm turns itself off and on... This solar farm has to switch off every second day due to negative prices https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tailem-Bend-Solar-Project-optimised.jpg When Australia’s renewable energy portfo...
by PeFe
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

And the Lake Bonney wind farm battery is up and running. Lake Bonney battery charges up for first time in South Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lake-bonney-battery-.jpg The Lake Bonney battery has charged up for the first time, marking the entry of the third big batt...
by PeFe
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Renew Economy waxing lyrical about the South Australian transition to renewable energy........a feel good article. South Australia’s stunning renewable energy transition, and what comes next https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/tesla-battery-hornsdale.jpg The eyes of the energy wor...
by PeFe
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

New gas plant opens on Torrens Island near Port Adelaide. This will be South Australia's last fossil fuel plant.......that's my prediction. Very expensive according to the article, $150 mwh.......that compares to $50mwh for solar and wind. Bring on the larger batteries and pumped hydro! From Renew E...
by PeFe
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Article from Renew Economy discussing the "spot" price of electricity in South Australia in October. South Australia had lowest cost of supply in main grid in October https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Clements-Gap-3-e1429156777784.jpg The renewable energy state of South Australi...
by PeFe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Port Adelaide
Replies: 919
Views: 211640

Re: News & Developments: Port Adelaide

The Advertiser article is behind the paywall......any kind forumers out there who can post it on here for the rest of us?
by PeFe
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Another wind farm and large battery proposal wins planning approval from the state government. From Renew Economy Big wind farm and even bigger battery approved for South Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/videoplaceholder.jpg RES Australia plans to build a 183MW wind f...
by PeFe
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

South Australian government to re-tender electricity supply contract From Renew economy South Australia puts energy contract out for tender after failure of solar tower The South Australia state government has re-launched its search for a new electricity supplier after being forced to go back to the...
by PeFe
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

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Chinese battery maker has set up a "virtual power plant" in South Australia, bring the number in the state to five. From One Step Off The Grid Alpha-ESS to set up fifth solar + battery virtual power plant in South Australia South Australia adds a fifth virtual power plant to its grid this week with ...
by PeFe
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

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Another small solar farm has started operating in South Australia. Meralli rolls out another “small but smart” solar farm in South Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/meralli-baroota-solar-.jpg Another small, but smart and battery-ready solar farm has been completed by d...
by PeFe
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

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Another solar headline From Renew Economy Rooftop solar pushes South Australia grid demand to new record low https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/aemo-south-australia-min-demand.jpg Rooftop solar has helped push operational grid demand in the renewable state of South Australia down...
by PeFe
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 624
Views: 110524

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We will be seeing a lot headlines like this one. From Renew Economy Solar reaches 80 per cent share of demand in South Australia on Saturday https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Tailem-Bend-Solar-Farm-Vena.jpg Solar power continues to set stunning new milestones in the renewable st...