Daily update: SA network operator: Rural communities could quit the grid

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Daily update: SA network operator: Rural communities could quit the grid


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail68.us2.rsgsv.net

3:22 PM (6 minutes ago)

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Operator of South Australia networks says rural communities likely to favour renewables-based micro-grids, and forecasts the end of centralised generation and transmission. The business of the future for networks might be building, managing and operating those smaller grids.
As Dick Warburton refuses to rule out killing the RET, new research finds focus on short-term interests of network incumbents could cause long-term damage to Australia’s electricity market, boosting power bills by $1.4bn a year beyond 2020.
The head of US-based solar manufacturer and developer SunPower says the company is about to add storage to its solar offerings, and says Australia should be at the leading edge of localised generation market.
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Climate Institute says scrapping carbon pricing scheme for Emissions Reduction Fund will have a $24-$40bn fiscal impact on the federal budget to 2020.
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