15 Jul '12, 7am

5 Things Australians Learned about…Energy Market Death Spirals

5 Things Australians Learned about…Energy Market Death Spirals

Fixed line telcos across the world know all about this. In energy, it’s actually got surprisingly little to do with climate change and carbon policies, although the extent of those will hasten and shape the transformation. The challenges and opportunities arise a from a mixture of falling demand, the emergence of solar PV as a mass market product, the gold plating of networks by greedy state governments, and the introduction of disruptive technologies such as storage. One aspect is wonderfully chronicled by Mike Sandiford today, this story highlights the case of the disappearing peaks, and a sign of the future is illustrated by Infigen Energy’s announcement that it is building the first solar PV/Battery storage hybrid plant that is connected to the National Electricity Market. It is small but it could have a profound impact on the NEM.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/15/5-things-australians-...

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