Australia’s next energy boom is storage

Via the AFR:

The influx of solar and wind power into the energy grid could trigger federal rules forcing retailers to guarantee supply, driving a wave of new gas power plants to reduce the chance of blackouts.

The country’s top energy policy adviser, Kerry Schott, said the rise of green power without matching new firm generation could trigger the Retailer Reliability Obligation, which came into effect on July 1, in the next few months.

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