Tag Archives: battery storage

Article: Hornsdale Power Reserve continues to reach new milestones with a discharge rate of 100 MW today

Hornsdale Power Reserve a.k.a “World’s biggest battery” achieves new milestones – discharged at a rate of 100MW and charged continuously for nearly 3 hours.

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Article: Hornsdale Power Reserve (a.k.a. "the worlds biggest battery") supplied SA for over an hour yesterday, peaking at 71 MW discharge

It’s 1st December 2017 – the first day of summer, and also the promised delivery date for the “world’s largest battery”. In this updated post we look at how it’s been operating.

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Article: Hornsdale Power Reserve (a.k.a. “the world’s biggest battery”) begins to charge, and also discharges for the first time on Saturday

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.

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Article: Some simple calculations to help get my head around the scale of the numbers pertaining to Battery Storage

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).

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Article: On batteries, and “fixing South Australia’s problems”

Some quick thoughts about Tesla’s promise to “fix South Australia’s power woes”. Which specific problem is Tesla promising to fix?

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Article: Interesting take, by battery maker Sonnen, on the “free energy” business model

Some brief thoughts on one innovative business model being introduced to the NEM incorporating batteries, demand response, and free energy

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Article: Forecasting is a Mug’s Game

The three main flaws that put boundaries on the usefulness of all forecasting/modelling

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Article: Increased complexity, and challenges, in this energy transition

Two slides (from BNEF and AEMO) that provide some context on the energy transition

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Article: The war for dispatch: Who will control distributed energy?

In today’s energy sector, it is rare to get electricity networks, retailers, generators and system controllers in the same room at the same time. In a deconstructed market about to be transformed by distributed energy, how will decisions be made around how it is dispatched?

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Article: What happens when energy is free?

One scenario holds that the price of energy supply might drop to the point where it is effectively free. Here’s some of what we’re thinking about…

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