Some quick thoughts (before I run out of time) about why it’s all-too-commonly (but mistakenly) stated that there’s not much Demand Response in the NEM
A quick note about the need to avoid focusing on average emissions intensity (for the wrong reasons) and losing sight of the fact that it’s the emissions intensity of the next marginal unit of production that should be used for making short-term consumption decisions (if the objective is reducing your environmental footprint, as an energy user).
It’s Saturday 25th November 2017 and what is currently known as “the worlds biggest battery” has kicked into gear – charging for a couple hours this morning.
Some quick calculations performed today to help me try to understand what the future might hold, in terms of battery storage (given I’ve been asked to talk batteries today at the National Consumer Roundtable on Energy).
Following on from my earlier post about my own experiences as a small power generator (with solar PV at home), I’ve taken a broader look at solar PV production NEM-wide, including over the corresponding “stormy weather” period of October highlighted in the prior article.
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, follows up a post in September (reviewing what the AEMO’s ESOO was saying about summer 2017-18) with this review of updated data
There’s already been a large uptake of distributed energy generation data, and there promises to be much more to come in this energy transition. With this comes some significant challenges – along with opportunities (with respect to the electricity production itself, and also in terms of the data that’s produced). So in the interest of doing things better, here’s a detailed look at our own rooftop solar experiences at home.
Flagging the ongoing challenge of not extrapolating from recent performance to infer that “things” will always be that way.