Articles tagged with: Peaker Plants

Feature
Analysis

‘No longer economically rational to build gas peakers in Australia’

19 Jul 2021, 03:58 • By Andy Colthorpe
‘No longer economically rational to build gas peakers in Australia’

There’s still a disconnect between what’s achievable and what is actually being achieved in the drive to decarbonise. Despite a boom in renewable energy generation, Australia’s government line is instead commitment to “a gas-fired recovery”. That commitment is a dangerous one, says Lillian Patterson of the Clean Energy Council.

Feature
Editor's blog

Behind the numbers: The rapidly falling LCOE of battery storage

6 May 2020, 06:47 • By Andy Colthorpe
Behind the numbers: The rapidly falling LCOE of battery storage

The cost of battery energy storage has continued on its trajectory downwards and now stands at US$150 per megawatt-hour for battery storage with four hours’ discharge duration, making it more and more competitive with fossil fuels. Andy Colthorpe spoke to Tifenn Brandily, lead author of BloombergNEF's latest LCOE report.

Interviews
Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

6 Jul 2017, 10:39
• By Andy Colthorpe

Welcome to Part 2 of our in-depth talk with Nancy Pfund, managing partner at DBL Partners, a venture capital firm specialising in companies and start-ups that offer both rewarding financial returns and positive social impacts. As well as being one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity, to utility-scale solar tracker company NEXTracker to Off-Grid Electric, which deploys solar in rural Africa; to others in energy storage like Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Primus Power, Pfund is extremely well-placed to offer a quick Q&A ‘masterclass’ in energy storage investing.

Guest blog
Towards a solar baseload

Towards a solar baseload

19 Nov 2015, 16:26
• By James P. McDougall

James P McDougall, CEO of Younicos blogs on the possibilities of establishing a solar-oriented baseload - and why his company is convinced of the scaling potential of utility-scale batteries.