Tag: #DER


A flexible system is a cheaper system

03

Jul 2021

A flexible system is a cheaper system

Very surprised, shocked, and somewhat embarrassed (as well as very chuffed) to have received the Sustainable Energy Association of NZ (SEANZ) award for the “Industry Person of 2021” at last nights awards dinner in Hamilton. Thanks also to Fronius for sponsoring the SEANZ awards. I think there are lots of “industry people” like me who are advocating for a more rapid response to the Climate Change Commission report on the need for electrification of transport and process heat. To achieve this we need Clear policy leadership to coordinate the transition and hold everyoneaccountable. A long term view which focuses on the things which set the criticalpath. Being inclusive and making...

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What is it going to take and what needs to be done!?

22

Mar 2021

What is it going to take and what needs to be done!?

MARCH 23 2021 — OUR ENERGY, CORTEXO & CTQ ADVISORS In this, the fifth and final article of our series, we aim to highlight some of the principles that could guide the who, what, when and how of Aotearoa New Zealand’s electricity sector meeting the challenges and opportunities of accelerated electrification. The story so far goes like this: Meeting the carbon budgets proposed by the Climate Change Commission requires a fit-for-purpose electricity system and market able to cope with the heavy lifting resulting from rapid electrification and uptake of renewable, distributed energy resources (DER). The electricity sector will not make a least-cost transition to a low emission future without a...

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