Guest Contributor: Steve Blume

IEEFA: South Australia’s household solar export a warning to other states and territories

Blunt, rushed and potentially costly regulation: we need to do much better for consumer-owned assets

Everyone agrees we want to avoid another ‘system black’ in South Australia. What’s contested is whether household solar exports should be allowed to be cut off by the system operator, under what circumstances, and who gets to decide? New measures giving energy authorities powers to remotely switch off solar panels without householders’ knowledge has set […]

IEEFA: Regulatory over-reach in South Australia’s switch-off of household solar

There are other solutions to minimum demand issues in the grid

28 April 2021 (IEEFA Australia): New measures allowing rooftop solar systems in South Australia to be remotely switched off without householders’ knowledge has set a worrying precedent, according to a new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The rooftop solar cut-off measures give energy authorities powers to switch off […]