Wind and solar generated 10 percent of global electricity for the first time in 2021, a new analysis shows.
By Matt McGrath, Environment correspondent for the BBC
SEANZ chairman, Brendan Winitana, comments on some changes needed for the success of a consumer-centric distribution of power in the energy market in this recent Electrolink article.
SEANZ member Tū Mai Rā Energy is completing the Tau Henare Marae project in remote Pipiwai, and working with another Māori company to offer discounted power to neighbours.Read more
A new company, Helios Energy, formed by a group of United States and New Zealand entrepreneurs announced this week that it had been “quietly developing” a series of grid-connected solar farms that would have a combined maximum capacity of 1 gigawatt.Read more
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As energy systems around the world change to meet the rapidly evolving demands of electrification, decarbonisation, reliability, and affordability, non-wires alternatives must be integrated with traditional infrastructure in a ‘best of both worlds’ approach. ‘Non-wires alternative’ is a catch-all term for an electricity network investment or project that uses non-traditional solutions to defer or replace the need for equipment upgrades, such as lines, cables or transformers, by reducing load at a substation or circuit level.Read more
Aurora seek non-network solutions to reliably meet growing peak demand in the wider Wanaka area.
The industry is in growth mode across the markets (residential, commercial and industrial) but that growth could be significantly better with adjustments in a few spaces. A clue to growth is the long-held SEANZ view. It’s not subsidies or feed in tariffs, as we don’t want them given the damage they do long term. It is far closer. It’s the by-product of a huge, multi-levelled system that portrays all the symptoms of such, resulting in a slow turning structure - from regulation to doing. That’s not a criticism but a statement of fact, as the electricity grid has been described many times as the biggest and most complex infrastructure machine ever built by man. Yes the claim surprised me too!Read more
SEANZ welcomes the Government’s decision to phase out the Low Fixed User Charge (LFUC) as it has created unfair pricing for electricity, where one group subsidises another.Read more
As the finger-pointing and politics unravel in the wake of Monday night's Grid Emergency, one truth has slowly been gaining currency - that leaving generation to the big gentailers doesn't serve the country well.Read more