Industries: Energy


Can microgrid technology enable the electrification of the 1.2 billion without electricity?

The invention of electricity empowered the creation of industries and opportunities for work, lighting and the opportunity to learn and long-distance communication and opportunity to be heard. Whilst in the twenty first century access to reliable, inexpensive and in more recent times’ clean forms of electricity have become an essential service, over one quarter of…


Inverters to play a big role as rooftop PV sails past Australia’s biggest power stations

The Australian energy landscape is undergoing one of the most significant transformations in history. In the last decade, Australians have embraced rooftop solar enthusiastically, with over two million rooftop solar PV systems installed across the country. This has led to one of the highest levels of distributed energy resource (DER) penetration in the world with…


The perfect storm for waste-to-energy

There is currently a ‘perfect storm’ brewing around Waste-to-Energy (WtE). With elevated energy futures prices following the recent federal election, electricity price pressure is likely to intensify for large energy users, including water utilities, and many of these energy users have sustainability goals that include target proportion of renewable energy usage. Meanwhile, following waste import…





Virtual power plants – the hard sell

There has been significant and increasing interest in Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) in recent years. This interest is fuelled by generous state government subsidies announced in the past 12-18 months, including Tesla and the South Australian government’s plan for an $800 million, 250 MW VPP consisting of 50,000 Tesla Powerwall 2 batteries; the SA government’s…