The town of Onslow in Australia powered consumers completely with solar energy and non-fossil or hydropower for 80 minutes.
A new programme has been launched by the Australian government to support feasibility and engineering studies aimed at identifying ways the industrial sector can reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.
Nine startups have been selected to support eastern Australia transmission and distribution operators’ priorities.
Batteries are to be installed in 20 South Australian homes to test their potential as a virtual power plant (VPP).
Financial commitments in large-scale batteries have increased from 150MW of capacity in Q4 2020 to 600MW in Q1 2021.