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by PeFe
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

South Australian produce markets (fruit and veg wholesalers) at Pooraka has just completed its rooftop solar grid (with battery and diesel backup) No spoiled produce if there is a blackout! From Off The Grid “Reliable renewable” solar and battery microgrid powers S.A. Produce Markets South Australia...
by PeFe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I wonder if the $15 million from the SA government is new money or reallocated from the failed Port Augusta solar thermal? I presume its new money......as far as I know the South Australian government invested no money in the solar thermal plan for Port Augusta. The South Australian government were...
by PeFe
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Tesla adds 50 mw capacity to its big batttery.......still the biggest! And inertia services (enabling a greater penetration of renewables in the electricity network) From Renew Ecomomy Tesla big battery adds new capacity and services on march to 100pct renewables grid French renewable energy and sto...
by PeFe
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Grid outage last Saturday night shows the value of large batteries. From Renew Economy South Australia’s renewables grid separates from NEM – lights don’t go out A major network outage in Victoria on Saturday evening caused the grid in the state of South Australia to “island” or become separate from...
by PeFe
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 274 North Terrace 52m | 16 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 51
Views: 9416

[APP] Re: 274 North Terrace 52m | 16 Levels | Hotel

I hope all those windows facing Frome Street will be triple glazed for noise reduction.
by PeFe
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Hazelwood closing had a huge amount to do with SA exporting more power. Without a carbon price, Hazelwood was more expensive than gas. When it closed, Victorian electricity wholesale prices went up and it became economically viable to export gas-powered electricity from SA. South Australia does not...
by PeFe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

A South Australian VPP (Virtual Power Plant) has performed a "frequency control" for the National Electricity Market. Normally large batteries perform these actions. From Renew Economy South Australia household batteries to the rescue as Queensland coal unit fails The South Australia government and ...
by PeFe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I think this is a new solar/wind farm proposal. From the Sydney Morning Herald World's biggest wind farm operator makes first tilt at Australia Iberdrola, the largest wind energy producer in the world, will make its debut in the Australian market with a $500 million hybrid solar and wind farm planne...
by PeFe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Is the Tesla big battery at Jamestown being expanded? From PV Magazine Hornsdale Power Reserve appears set for expansion Reports from, of all places, Youtube indicate that the Hornsdale Power Reserve is set for a major expansion. Tesla Powerpacks have been spotted being hauled to the battery site, w...
by PeFe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I imagine because Hazelwood closed down. I don't think Hazelwood closing had anything to do with South Australia exporting more power....in the sense that SA has excess capacity (and that is cheap wind and solar) so if Victoria didn't buy it then NSW would have. Hazelwood was always going to be mor...
by PeFe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

https://preview.redd.it/67obol2n07y31.png?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=26469d7e76a46b3d97f5f9df2f08098b29cea098 There is a marked change in the total amount of energy exported from mid-2017. What changed? Did SA get new generation online, or was it a change in the market rules, or an increase i...
by PeFe
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 712
Views: 130129

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Some controversy over the awarding of bus on demand contracts for Mt Barker and the Barossa Valley. From Auntie... Wine region first to trial Uber-style buses in SA as Keolis Downer wins $1.7m grant The Barossa and Mount Barker will be the first to receive a bus-on-demand service after the South Aus...
by PeFe
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

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Another record low power demand on a weekend in South Australia. from Renew Economy Rooftop solar delivers yet another record low in grid demand for South Australia Rooftop solar has delivered a new low in South Australia’s electricity demand over the weekend – the third minimum grid demand record t...
by PeFe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Tailem Bend Solar farm was built and planned for the South Australian market, the NSW interconnector was a far flung idea at the time. Having said that there is also Heywood Connector which enables South Australia to export (max 650mw) into the National Electricity Market. I am waiting to see the la...
by PeFe
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 665
Views: 117816

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The problem may well lie with the business model Tailem bend Solar Farm are operating under. Sounds like they rely too much on the "spot" price ie the price electricity will go for on the open market when demand goes up (most extreme case scenario, summer heat wave where $14,000 mwh is the maximum a...