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Wind versus solar – the obsolete debate

Wind Wind power is the fastest growing energy source in the world. It is clean, renewable, cost effective; but it is not a panacea. Wind is inherently an intermittent resource, with high degrees of variability across areas, regions, seasons and time of day. Wind energy requires high average and consistent wind speeds, which are typically…

23 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Technology

How Horizon Power are developing their microgrid capability

Last year Horizon Power deployed Western Australia’s first multi-function utility grade battery in Carnarvon. The battery - which is capable of generating 2 MW of power for one hour - will be used to optimise spinning reserve and is expected to save hundreds of thousands in maintenance and fuel costs in the process. The initiative…

9 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Solar PPAs – working towards a more sustainable future

With the amplification of corporate sustainability commitments and an increasingly volatile energy market, many corporations are now looking at renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs), as a means of buying ‘green benefits’ for their brand and hedging against rising electricity costs. Even previously ambivalent companies are beginning to show a strong interest. Energy bills have increased…

19 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Managing renewable energy intermittency: Case study of Genex’s Kidston Renewable Energy Hub

Australia has made a giant leap towards a future in renewables, largely owing to the pioneering work of Genex Power. Just last week, the firm announced plans to develop the third component of their Kidston Renewable Energy hub - a 150MW capacity windfarm - to be incorporated into the hub’s existing large scale solar and…

11 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Infrastructure | Planning & Design | Social Policy | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

How can we solve the need for cheaper, reliable energy in Australia?

A survey released by The Australia Institute last year found that 80 per cent of those with PV solar panels would like to go off grid by using battery power. Consumers want to take back control, but is going off grid really the solution? Living off the grid using a solar battery system certainly appears…

5 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities | Technology

Australian “internet of things” energy company Wattwatchers has raised $2M for innovation start-up

Australian “internet of things” energy company Wattwatchers has raised $2 million towards its mission to put home and business electricity data back in the hands of consumers, allowing them to cut costs and better match solar and storage to their energy needs.   The NSW-based company said on Wednesday that it had received a $2…

4 May 2017, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities

Solar PV Microgrid Costs in Indonesia

Original Article: Benchmarking Solar PV Microgrid Costs in Indonesia Rural electrification is a big challenge not only in Indonesia but throughout the world. Currently, there is not a single technology and/or business model of rural electrification that can be called a wild success. Of course, there are success stories in many regions around the world. A…

20 Dec 2016, by Thomas Beauchamp

Energy & Utilities

Is the real boom just beginning?

In the lead up to the 22nd South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference, we spoke with the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Roberts, to delve into his views on the current challenges and opportunities for Australia’s oil and gas sector, learn more about APPEA’s campaign promoting the benefits of…

31 Aug 2016, by Informa Insights

Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Q&A: Antoon Boey, Executive General Manager, Business Development, Jemena

In November 2015 Jemena was selected by the Northern Territory Government to build and operate the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP). The 622km pipeline will link Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland, driving commercial exploration and development of currently untapped gas reserves. We spoke with Jemena’s Antoon Boey in the lead…

24 Aug 2016, by Informa Insights
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