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Should Governments stop spending on interconnecting power lines and invest in localised batteries instead?

By Graeme . Created on 04 Feb, 2021
Instead of spending on interconnecting power lines and big towers, should the money be spend on regional batteries to store from the grid (home and commercial solar and wind) instead of far away coal and gas power stations?
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David said 3 weeks ago
We are going to need them for a while yet. Because we need the ability to load share. Better to transition that in line with the removal of coal power.
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JT said 3 weeks ago
im not sure if the wind and solar are enough to power the whole Australia yet ....it remains to be seen and studied carefully ..
Yes
Karl said 3 weeks ago
The future is everyone will provide their own electricity using wind and/or solar and home battery storage. I'm setting up a system now. 12kW. Grid electricity is overpriced due to gouging, privatisation and oligopilies.
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David said 3 weeks ago
Until battery technology is able to provide a supply that is comparable to that provided by the current generating model interconnection will be necessary. Batteries that are currently in place have a very capacity to maintain supply to a relatively small proportion of the population in any locality for a very short time period. Providing significant incentive for householders to install domestic batteries that are ...
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West Swan said 3 weeks ago
Only if it can be proven to be as reliable as what is currently in place and electricity will not cost more than it already does.
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mumandnan said 3 weeks ago
Not yet. Technology has to catch up.
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Mr Stupid said 3 weeks ago
The technology isn't quite there yet, but it will be. There are load of companies working hard to crack this one. Once they do the world will eventually change.
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Colin said 3 weeks ago
It is up to the Electricity Distribution Private Companies to spend on Interconnections not Government which privatised these companies to save us the Tax Payer the cost of the Inter-connectors.