Tag Archives: battery storage

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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Article: What role might Demand Response play in a (possible) future grid featuring high levels of intermittency?

Back on 8th October, I spoke at All Energy in Melbourne on this topic. Given the questions posed after the session, it seemed that it might be of value to some WattClarity readers if I narrated over the top of the presentation and included it here, for future reference.

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Article: Wind in South Australia contributes to LOR2 warnings

Windy conditions persist – and bring with them their own challenges for the AEMO in managing the security of the system
(PS wind contributes to, but there are other factors discussed in the post)

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Article: Approaching 62 hours becalmed on the mainland – what would this mean for battery storage?

Some back-of-the-envelope calculations being a starting point to help me understand how much real contribution electric vehicles might make in feeding back into the grid when intermittent generation is absent.

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Article: Electricity Pricing: An alternative to unlimited bill increases

A synopsis of one of the challenges facing the electricity sector – and a suggested solution

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