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Jenessa Rabone

27 July 2021
7.5 minutes to read

A market of two sides

A key challenge in transitioning to a more two-sided electricity market is building trust and understanding between the key players; customers, retailers, and the Market Operator.

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AGL Energy

17 July 2020
2 minute read

You little butane at Wallumbilla

Butane is a useful gas, with almost limitless applications. In fact, you’ve probably used some today already with your own hands. And now we’re using it in a world-first to power one of our Queensland sites in a more sustainable and efficient way.

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AGL Energy

27 May 2020
6 minute read

Spotlight on: flexible generation

The rise of renewable energy and the demand on the national grid is changing. There’s a pivotal need for generation that’s flexible – and that can respond to sudden peaks in demand within minutes. Why is that important – and what does it look like?

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AGL Energy

12 March 2020
4 minute read

Explainer: the duck curve

The energy sector is infamously jargon-heavy, and even with a handy glossary of terms at your fingertips it can often be a tough slog reading about developments and issues in the energy industry. One rather abstract term cropping up more frequently is the ‘duck curve’ – but what is a duck curve? And what does it have to do with energy?

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AGL Energy

5 March 2020
3 minute read

People-powered progress at Mount Beauty

How often do you find a mother and son working together in the new renewable energy sector? Well, that’s what Marion and Ken Birt do – and it works for them.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
2 minute read

Shining a light on our people

As an essential service provider and one of Australia’s oldest companies, we take our role in in the community seriously. We’re committed to our purpose, ‘Progress for Life’, which is a relentless determination to make things better for our customers, our communities, our planet, and our economy.

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AGL Energy

31 January 2020
3 minute read

People-powered progress at Torrens and Barker Inlet Power Stations

AGL has a long history in Australia – we’re 184 years old. And for many people, it’s almost a family business – just ask Jim and Jonathan Schroeter.

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AGL Energy

4 November 2019
7 minute read

Fast and flexible energy from Barker Inlet Power Station

The influx of utility-scale renewables and rooftop solar means there’s a greater need for highly flexible firming energy sources which can be activated at a moment’s notice during times of high demand. The Barker Inlet Power Station (or BIPS) is nearing the final stages of construction, and it exemplifies this firming capacity.

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Aleks Smits

31 October 2019
7 minute read

Deep dive: peaks and troughs in demand

In the middle of the day, the abundance of rooftop solar often produces more energy than the grid needs… but when the sun goes down and everyone heads home, energy demand soars. What are the implications?

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AGL Energy

23 August 2019
3 minute read

Firm support for an evolving energy mix

The energy market is changing – and we need to take the lead and look at what energy mix will suit the dynamics of the market. We’re taking a look at the role of firming capacity to support that mix.

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AGL Energy

2 July 2019
3 minute read

Keep on trucking to peaking power

Keep on trucking! The first of three massive transformers arrive at the Barker Inlet Power Station, which when complete later this year will provide quickstart peaking power and grid stability for South Australia.

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AGL Energy

30 May 2019
3 minute read

Component arrives for Coopers Gap

Coopers Gap Wind Farm Project recently saw the largest and heaviest section of the 3.8MW tower arrive at site. This section of the tower weighs 77 tonnes, has a diameter of 5 metres and is 13.6 metres long.

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Antony Evans

8 May 2019
3 minute read

Transition at Torrens Island

From September 2019, AGL will progressively mothball the 52-year-old Torrens A Station – starting with A2 and A4 – following the start of commercial operation of the 210MW Barker Inlet Power Station. The four Torrens B generating units will continue to operate as normal.

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AGL Energy

18 April 2019
3 minute read

Solar powered Easter eggs

We all know about (and expect) the increased energy that comes with eating chocolate, but have you ever thought about the amount of energy it takes to make it? It takes a lot of cooling to keep Easter eggs at the perfect eating temperature. That’s why Heritage Fine Chocolates (now Darrell Lea Chocolates), have installed AGL solar panels at their Rowville factory - reducing their energy costs and emissions.

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Phaedra Deckart

17 April 2019
8 minutes

EUAA paper proposes solutions to gas supply shortages

The Energy Users Association of Australia released a National Gas Strategy Discussion Paper proposing solutions to gas supply issues. How does this support steps AGL is taking to address gas supply?

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AGL Energy

16 April 2019
3 minute read

Flexing supply

How is our portfolio evolving to meet changes in demand and technology? Peaking power, like the proposed Kanmantoo Pumped Hydro project can be flexible and responsive to demand – providing extra energy when it’s needed most.

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AGL Energy

11 April 2019
3 minute read

Evolving and expanding: Big battery performing well

One of the big questions with renewables is, what happens when the sun’s not shining and the wind’s not blowing? Flexible and firming energy sources like large-scale battery storage is the answer.

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AGL Energy

27 February 2019
5 minute read

Progressing our lighting efficiency upgrade on site

Last year we committed $11m to Stage 1 of large-scale lighting upgrade across AGL’s operating facilities. Once complete, we expect the whole project to reduce our carbon impact by 35,000 tCO2e/y – that’s the equivalent of taking over 10,500 cars off the road for a year.

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AGL Energy

22 February 2019
6 minute read

Prepping our sites for peak period

During those really hot days in Summer, energy demand hits its peak. To help maintain safe, sustainable and reliable energy for our customers and the community, we recently made a number of upgrades on site.

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AGL Energy

13 February 2019
10 minute read

Supporting what matters to our communities

AGL’s Camden Gas Project Local Community Investment Program invests funds back into the community, for the community. Supporting community initiatives, projects and events that matter to the people in the Macarthur.

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Nigel Browne

11 February 2019
5 minute read

Upgrade is increasing capacity, not emissions

Last week, AGL announced a $25 million investment to boost generation at our Loy Yang Power Station, without increasing coal consumption or emissions.

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AGL Energy

12 December 2018
6 minute read

Trading sunshine with AGL Solar Exchange

While Australia is leading the way in the installation of rooftop solar systems, there are many people who can’t put panels on their roof. This could be because they are renting, living in an apartment or a home without a suitable roof, or there may be financial constraints preventing the investment.

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AGL Energy

1 November 2018
6 minute read

Planning ahead and collaboration are the ingredients for a strong future

No forced redundancies’ is a commitment we’ve made to our people at Liddell as we work towards its long-planned retirement in 2022. For us, long-term planning and making sure our people and the community are supported in the transition is not negotiable.

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AGL Energy

31 October 2018
11 minute read

10 years of research into carbon capture

The transition to a low carbon future will require a range of solutions and this is why we are proud to partner with CSIRO and others in carbon capture research over the past 10 years. But what does this have to do with tomatoes?

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AGL Energy

10 October 2018
4 minute read

The rise of solar and its part in an energy mix

AGL welcomed Maoneng Australia’s announcement that it had reached financial close for the 255 megawatt (MW) Sunraysia Solar Farm. This solar farm is underpinned by Power Purchase Agreements under which UNSW Sydney and AGL Energy purchase the solar energy generated over 15 years. This solar energy will help contribute to our diverse energy mix.

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Aleks Smits

21 September 2018
12 minute read

The impact of rooftop solar on demand

In the middle of a sunny day, rooftop solar could soon supply more energy than South Australia needs at that time of day. But when the sun goes down, this generation tails off, which is also when peak demand kicks in. Read more about the impact of rooftop solar on demand.

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AGL Energy

3 September 2018
4 minute read

Transforming to a renewable hub

Our commitment to a progressive energy future is as evident as ever in Broken Hill and Silverton where the city has transformed to a renewable energy hub. A heritage city that used to mine the earth, is now mining the sun and wind for energy.

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AGL Energy

18 July 2018
10 minute read

Frequently Asked Questions about Liddell Power Station

Liddell Power Station reaches the end of its technical life in 2022 and can be replaced with the latest technology at a lower cost than trying to keep the plant running.

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Kurt Winter

17 April 2018
2 minute read

Submission to the National Wind Farm Commissioner Review

The Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, asked the Climate Change Authority to conduct a special review of the role of the National Wind Farm Commissioner.

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AGL Energy

4 April 2018
2 minute read

Broken Hill Solar Plant viewing platform opens

Timothy’s design not only makes a valuable and lasting contribution to the artistic and cultural landscape of Broken Hill, but also helps to showcase the importance of renewables in the NSW energy mix.

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Kurt Winter

13 March 2018
3 minute read

Submission to Senate inquiry into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017

On 8 February 2018, the Senate referred the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Amendment (Carbon Capture and Storage) Bill 2017 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry.

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AGL Energy

28 February 2018
5 minute read

Submission to ACCC on gas pricing

AGL has made a submission to the ACCC regarding its proposal to publish a netback price for LNG.

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AGL Energy

22 December 2017
5 minute read

Can you build a new coal-fired power station for less than a renewable, gas and storage mix?

AGL has developed a plan to use a mix of renewables, gas and storage to replace the energy produced by Liddell Power Station before its 2022...

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AGL Energy

9 December 2017
5 minute read

Why an energy mix makes more sense than new coal

While carbon risk is a reality that every business needs to assess, the closure of Liddell Power Station and the selection of a mixture of energy...

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AGL Energy

7 November 2017
2 minute read

Rehabilitating our assets

As outlined in our 2017 Sustainability Report, our approach to the rehabilitation of assets is guided by three underlying principles.

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Eleanor McCracken-Hewson

25 May 2017
5 minute read

Submission to Review of the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market

AGL made this submission in response to the Review of the Victorian Declared Wholesale Gas Market.

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AGL Energy

10 February 2017
3 minute read

AGL Coopers Gap Wind Farm steps closer

AGL Coopers Gap Wind Farm project manager, Evan Carless, said this was a very encouraging milestone for the project.

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AGL Energy

20 January 2017
5 minute read

Construction to begin at Silverton wind farm

Construction at AGL's 200 MW Silverton wind farm is now set to begin, after a successful sale into the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF).

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AGL Energy

12 January 2017
7 minute read

Silverton Wind Farm gets green light

In a major step forward for AGL's Silverton Wind Farm project, the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has approved the construction of the wind farm. The independent PAC approved AGL's Modification 3 application, which takes advantage of advancements in wind turbine technology, reducing the number of wind turbines required to be built.