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Lessons From Australia’s Energy Crisis
With Australia’s Hazelwood Power Station closing last week, an energy debate currently roiling the country has been kicked into overdrive.
Energy crisis solutions: engineer’s plan for power shortages
Peter Farley, a power engineer of 45 years and deputy president of Engineers Australia’s Victoria Branch, has written a paper on plans to tackle a looming energy crisis.
Australian state says 90 firms interested in supplying grid-scale batteries
Dozens of companies from 10 countries are vying with Elon Musk's Tesla Inc to install Australia's largest grid-scale battery to help keep the lights on in the country's most wind-dependent state.
Grid Renationalisation – a discussion paper
Australia’s electricity woes could be solved through a unified and publicly owned national power grid, a discussion paper has said.This paper authored by University of Queensland economist Prof John Quiggin says the creation of the national electricity market in the 1990s has failed to lower power prices and improve system reliability...
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Leveraging Pumped Hydro to Stabilise the Grid: An EnergyAustralia Perspective
“Batteries, wind and solar power can put a lot of energy into the system but they can’t materially improve its strength or provide any traditional inertia at present, because they have no large controllable spinning mass of synchronous generation to stabilise the grid,” explains Julian Turecek, Head of Assets, EnergyAustralia.“By...
Improving frequency control to build network stability Insights from Pacific Hydro
In this case study, Kate Summers, Manager of Electrical Engineering at Pacific Hydro, shares her tips for establishing good frequency control practices and the steps Pacific Hydro is taking to provide greater grid stability and improve management of peaks in energy demand.