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Batteries of gravity and water – we found 1,500 new pumped hydro sites next to existing reservoirs
11 Nov 2022
The following article, written by Professor Blakers, Anna Nadolny, and Ryan Stocks, was published in the Conversation today, and republished on Renew Economy.
Extra 1,500 pumped hydro sites offer potential to bolster Australia’s clean energy grids
11 Nov 2022
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have released a detailed study outlining 1,500 additional locations across the country that could potentially be used to build pumped hydro energy storage (PHES) facilities....
There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it
22 Sep 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in The Conversation today, and was republished in Renew Economy.
Dramatic changes in Australia illustrate the future of the American electricity system
5 Jul 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Energy Central today, exploring the the changing electricity system in Australia, and implications for the United States.
To triple transmission capacity, landowners and neighbours need to be paid more
31 May 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Renew Economy today, exploring the future need for transmission in Australia, and fair compensation for landholders and neighbours hosting the transmission towers.
Mass storage is a solved problem
18 May 2022
An article by Andrew Blakers appeared in Energy Central today.