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Renewable Energy Connections
Australia plans to improve grid stability and flags caps to renewable energy connections. In light of rapid uptake of renewables, Australia is looking to improve
Biomass and baseload power: The reality of turning the electricity grid green
If ageing coal-fired and gas power stations are the ugly stepsisters of the electricity world, most renewables are the carriage that turns into a pumpkin
The post 2025 energy market must plan for a grid without coal
Are we ready for a power grid without coal? Australia’s electricity grid still relies on coal-fired generation. But with coal plants retiring and more renewables
Hunt on for fixes for weak electricity grids
Fix weak electricity grids. Victoria’s north-west has been chosen as the case study for a new project looking for ways to connect renewable energy to
Lessons in prioritising renewables grid
South Australia’s key lessons in prioritising a renewables grid over fossil fuels. South Australia offers vital lessons for other jurisdictions transitioning from a fossil fuel-based
Grid Stability FAQ
According to ARENA, security and reliability are terms used to discuss the strength and stability of the electricity grid, also known as an electric power ‘system’.
The security of an electricity grid is its technical resilience (or strength), namely its ability to quickly respond and remain stable when unexpected events occur. Examples of such events include generators breaking down or transmission lines failing. Reliability is the ability of an electric power system to deliver electricity in the quantity and quality demanded by energy users.
In Australia, power system security and reliability is the primarily the responsibility of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).