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It’s a Unanimous Win as SA Power Networks Provide Battery Solutions for Salisbury It’s a Unanimous Win as SA Power Networks Provide Battery Solutions for Salisbury

A collaborative initiative between South Australia’s electricity distributor SA Power Networks and 100 of its electricity customers in the northern Adelaide suburb of Salisbury is helping develop a blueprint of success for integration of storage solutions in low voltage distribution networks. Salisbury was earmarked by SA Power Networks as ideally placed for Australia’s largest trial…

Yackandandah community spirit burns bright with Mondo Power Yackandandah community spirit burns bright with Mondo Power

Showcasing what energy networks and the community can achieve together, Mondo Power in Victoria has been acknowledged for innovation in consumer engagement for their Australia-first renewable energy initiative in Yackandandah, North East Victoria. The partnership between Mondo, AusNet Services and Totally Renewable Yackandandah is helping the community achieve its goal of powering Yackandandah with 100…

After Esperance: Working together to stand alone After Esperance: Working together to stand alone

The devastating Esperance bushfires of 2015 made even clearer what grid operator Horizon Power, had already recognised: their uniquely placed South Coast Western Australian customers at the fringe of the network might be better supplied by Stand-alone Power Systems (SPS). Horizon Power provides electricity to customers across regional Western Australia, the world’s largest and most…

Wallaby or beehive? Meet the Australian electricity consumer Wallaby or beehive? Meet the Australian electricity consumer

A new report reveals a fascinating mix of attitudes and personalities among household electricity consumers in Australia. Armed with these insights, both governments and the energy industry can better engage consumers in a time of ever-rising energy prices. The research report was released by sustainability agency CitySmart and conducted with research partners Queensland University of…

Bruny retirees love their solar power Bruny retirees love their solar power

Retired public servant John Kobylec believed that installation of a solar system at his Bruny Island retirement home would be prohibitively expensive but after becoming inaugural participants in the Tasmanian island’s new solar/battery trial, John and his partner Jenny Chester are now total converts. “We realised our scant information about solar systems was terribly out…

New trial to provide a ‘bottomless battery’ and decarbonise gas New trial to provide a ‘bottomless battery’ and decarbonise gas

An Australian first “power-to-gas” trial could see excess renewable energy stored in the gas grid and used to decarbonise Australia’s gas supply. Australian Gas Networks (AGN) will partner with AquaHydrex, which will design and build an electrolyser pilot plant in Adelaide’s western suburbs. It will use electricity to split water to produce hydrogen – a…