Australia’s 2022-23 Federal Budget has “missed the mark” when it comes to supporting the energy transition and has neglected investment in transmission infrastructure over investing in fossil fuels at a critical junction in Australia’s decarbonisation journey, said the Clean Energy Council (CEC).
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched an AU$50 million (US$36 million) programme to support microgrid pilot projects and improve the reliability of electricity supply across regional Australia.
A reduction in deployment costs combined with technology gains mean solar-plus-storage is an increasingly attractive option for off-grid mining operations looking to cut emissions. Jules Scully looks at successful case studies and the opportunity ahead.
EDF subsidiary PowerFlex is to offer commercial and industrial (C&I) customers onsite solar, adding to its battery storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging, microgrids and energy management systems offerings.