• john

    The stark facts are these solar does create energy and yes it is very disruptive because it shifts the peak load from after noon to later in the day.
    A whole new view has to be taken with this use of PV what is happening is that the old business plan of making lots of money in a few days of peak load by generators is going to disappear so now what they should be doing especially if vertically integrated is to get into putting PV on their customers roofs or they will be left without a business plan.
    If you want to see how this has happened I will post a graph showing just the peak price of energy is being sent down by RE.

    • Dan Boyce

      Hi John. I was the reporter on this. Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to your feedback, you know how it goes.

      We’re covering more of these issues, particularly related to grid reliability, this spring. So yeah, it would be great to see that graph you talk about.

      Also, if you’re interested, you can join our “Insiders Network” by sending an email to Insiders@insideenergy.org. There we’ll sign you up for our newsletter and let you know how you can be more involved in our reporting process in the future.

      • john

        Hi Dan
        The graph refers to the peak and base price of power dispatched on the Eastern Grid Australia that is from Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania.
        The take out message is the narrowing in the two prices especially in the last few years.

  • john

    Perhaps this only applies for heat related use of power as to how it will work in the colder regions I am afraid they may be out of the loop however PV may be able to mitigate if sufficiently large to help

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