QLD Large-Scale Energy Storage Trial

QLD Large-Scale Energy Storage Trial

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The Queensland Premier, the Honorable Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced that five locations across regional Queensland will host a large scale, network connected battery trial aimed at supporting Queensland's uptake of renewable energy. The Premier noted that Queensland is putting solar on homes at world record rates with nearly one in three customers in detached houses now having solar PV. Commenting on the trial, the Premier noted, "Because Queensland has one of the highest levels of rooftop solar uptake in the world, we want to make sure that we're using this important source of renewable energy in the right way and our network is keeping up with demand." The energy storage trial is being conducted by Energy Queensland in five locations across Queensland which are Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Townsville, Yeppoon and…
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The ESC’s Victorian Energy Market Update: March 2021

The ESC’s Victorian Energy Market Update: March 2021

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On 31 March 2021, the Essential Services Commission of Victoria published its Victorian Energy Market Update: March 2021. In the update the Essential Services Commission provides a summary of key events in terms of the energy market and its regulatory activities. Pricing The ESC reviewed energy retail offers published on 30 June 2020 and 31 January 2021 and found that there were substantial reductions in electricity and gas prices during that period. The ESC found that 7% of electricity market offers are market offers with conditional discounts, compared to a year ago where 33% of market offers had conditional discounts. The ESC welcomed this as a sign of ‘simpler and fairer energy contracts for Victorian consumers,’ following new rules, which were introduced from 1 July 2020, that introduced a cap…
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