A shining example for microgrids, or a cautionary tale?

A community microgrid development in the works for nearly two years in southern California faces a battle against the local city council, which is urging a vote to reject the project.

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Victorian town plans “smart energy precinct” to halve industry power costs

Local business and community in coastal town of Port Fairy begin work on developing multi-million dollar, renewables-based smart energy precinct.

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Power Ledger extends P2P solar sharing to WA apartment complex

Perth company applies P2P platform to Fremantle apartment complex with solar and battery storage to offer residents "transactive layer" to trade their own energy.

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US tribal community seeks energy sovereignty with solar microgrid and utility

The Mashpee Wampanoag Community Development Corp is on a path to establish energy self-sufficiency that supports its sustainability goals and provides a model for other communities.

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Coal to solar: Latrobe Valley rooftop PV rollout extended to public buildings

Total of 30 public buildings in Victoria's Latrobe Valley set to have rooftop solar installed at no cost, as part of state govt scheme.

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As power prices soar, Australia must tackle energy poverty

Energy poverty is no longer restricted to a few older or low-income householders. We need new policy approaches as we transition to a low-carbon society.

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Making the case for 10-year renewable electricity tariffs

For a fair, efficient, low-cost pathway to 100% renewables, we need to put front-of-meter renewables on a level footing with rooftop renewables and enable customers to sign 10-year front-of-meter PPAs.

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Town battery aims to stabilise remote section of SA power grid

A University of Adelaide mobile energy storage system is being used to support a town with wildly fluctuating electricity needs in South Australia.

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ARENA backs “solar gardens” trial, in bid to boost access to PV

ARENA puts $240,000 towards feasibility study into setting up five "solar gardens" around Australia – to extend the benefits rooftop PV to those who can't install their own.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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