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Comment on Electricity union predicts more blackouts by Cherie M.

The renewable energy option is making even more sense now. More decentralised power, more battery storage, more local ownership and less reliance on Darwin.

Recent Comments by Cherie M

How 50% solar in the NT by 2030 can mean 100% in Alice
Ian, I’m not sure I agree with you on the “charade” although it is frustrating not being able to export excess energy. The thing is, that when you install a large system such as a 300kW system you would be well aware of the network restrictions from Power Water Corporation. You then have the choice of:-
1) Undersizing your system so that you can use all the energy produced.
2) Installing a system large enough that the shoulder period (morning and afternoon) is large, but you still dump energy. (I’m guessing this is what you have chosen to do).
3) Installing a battery.
We can’t really expect the network providers to just accept all the energy produced by solar systems at any time of the day and still be there as a back up, able to provide all your power if something goes wrong.
It’s best to manage our own expectations, understand the current limitations and work within them. “Charade” is a little harsh, non?

CLP pushes for oil & gas, including fracking
We’re still waiting on that “creation of a robust regulatory regime”. I don’t think any robust regime could ever effectively manage the risks to water or the environment.
But really, the big issue here with fracking is climate change.
The CLP don’t seem to have heard of this term. Perhaps they should look it up.

The audience is the actor: roll up for The Living Theatre
I missed most of these performances. But always love your in depth write-ups of art in Alice, Kieran.

Let the gas flow, says Nigel Scullion
Senator Scullion. We’ve moved on. No one wants gas anymore. We’re a solar town and proud of it.

Councillor fumes over power station job losses
Even more reason to go solar and go off the grid.

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