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Large scale solar legislation brought in

By johnboy - 16 November 2011 10

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Simon Corbell has announced he’s introducing the Electricity Feed In (Large Scale Renewable Energy Generation) Bill 2011 today.

“This is the first time an Australian Government has proposed the use of a feed in tariff for commercial scale renewable energy generation,” Mr Corbell said.

“The Bill establishes the framework for a feed in tariff „reverse auction? to award support for at least two large scale solar generation plants capable of powering 7000 Canberra homes.

“This reverse auction process will require companies to provide a detailed proposal to the ACT Government about how they can provide the greatest amount of renewable energy at the lowest cost to Canberrans.

The new legislation outlines a scheme to see renewable energy projects totalling up to 210 megawatts (MW) in capacity receiving support through a feed in tariff. Mr Corbell said a first release of 40MW of capacity for solar generation located within the Territory will commence following passage of the Bill.

“The first release under the Scheme will deliver enough clean energy to power around 7000 ACT households and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 850,000 tonnes over the life of the project as well as provide about 14% of the minimum electricity demand of the city,” Mr Corbell said.

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Large scale solar legislation brought in
DUG 6:58 pm 21 Nov 11

dungfungus said :

And what do we power the 7000 ACT households with at night? Also, why is this scheme exclusively for households and not the new toy electric “green” cars that are being imposed on us?
And where in the Territory do they plan to site these ugly things?
Could I suggest “where the sun doesn’t shine”

Hi dungfungus, If you are trolling for a ridiculous response, I am in the mood so here you go;

And what do we power the 7000 ACT households with at night? WOW! Excellent question, street lights will power the solar panels silly. They certainly won’t be storing power by the use of batteries.
why is this scheme exclusively for households and not the new toy electric “green” cars that are being imposed on us? Glad you asked, there will be a new sub system installed to isolate power from these panels to houses only, don’t try use it for your business – THEY (the powers that be) will know, also THEY will know if you plug your Tesla Roadster or Mitsubishi i MiEV in at home because THEY will send a feedback loop on that special subsystem that will make your electric only car (that you will not be able to afford due to the ridiculous luxury car taxes and GST) EXPLODE!
And where in the Territory do they plan to site these ugly things? Well Trollfungus, this is why no one has been allowed to build Mansions on top all the hills in ACT, you see Burley Griffin was a member of the illuminati and their plan was always to build Solar panels around Canberra on top of all the hills that would allow them to rule the world.
ask a silly question…:)

pajs 8:56 am 17 Nov 11

The combination of a focus on larger-scale generation, supported by a feed-in tariff, but using a reverse auction for project competition, seems pretty sensible to me. Given the extent of public finance subsidies for coal-fired generation, there’s not much for the troll-baited to get worked up about here, really.

Diggety 10:43 pm 16 Nov 11

Put your hand up if this make you *feel good*.

Then I’ll explain to you why you’re an idiot.

jonation 4:35 pm 16 Nov 11

Breda, We get pretty close to minimum electricity demand on Christmas day, or most Sundays in spring or autumn. But the levels they are talking about (assume 40 MW is 14% of 285 MW) would only be reached a couple of times a year during the day. Interesting though that electricity consumption is forecast to decrease, so it may happen more often.

breda 4:08 pm 16 Nov 11

14% of the minimum electricity demand? But wouldn’t that be at 3am, when they are producing nothing? And what percentage of the maximum demand would that be, at what cost per kwh? How much conventional power will be able to be taken offline because of this? Will any upgrades to delivery infrastructure be required?

Depend on it folks, the long arm of the fraudulent ‘renewable energy’ movement is snaking towards your pockets again. We all get to make financial sacrifices by throwing our virgin dollars into the Great Volcano of Green Power. I predict that nothing bad will happen to the climate in our lifetimes, so it must have worked, right?

Kramer 1:29 pm 16 Nov 11

I would much rather see the Govt take this approach rather than continue subsidising households to put solar panels on their roofs. We will get much better economies of scale with this size of deployment, and this will see greater stability of power supply for the ACT.

Dungfungus – don’t worry the next govt purchase will be for wind turbines to be installed nearby your home where they will happily spin and swoosh all night.

rosscoact 1:24 pm 16 Nov 11

MERC600 said :

So will this need to be subsidised by us suckers ?

just think of it as giving something back for your share of the earths resources that you’ve wasted through your profligate habits

JonahBologna 12:03 pm 16 Nov 11

I hope this leads to investment in renewable power. I’m glad to see the local government taking a pro-active approach.

dungfungus 10:55 am 16 Nov 11

And what do we power the 7000 ACT households with at night? Also, why is this scheme exclusively for households and not the new toy electric “green” cars that are being imposed on us?
And where in the Territory do they plan to site these ugly things?
Could I suggest “where the sun doesn’t shine”

MERC600 10:27 am 16 Nov 11

So will this need to be subsidised by us suckers ?

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