2020 – Time to Reset Energy Economics

The world of 2020 is currently in lockdown. This lockdown offers time to consider our shared future and the potential of a reset to more sustainable and equitable systems.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on April 19, 2020

Hornsdale Power Reserve, Insights from the AES 2018 Tour

Why did a bus load of people from across the world take the five hour round trip from Adelaide in South Australia to visit a site called the Hornsdale Power Reserve? What was the attraction of the tour to this site, located 15 km north of the small village of Jamestown?  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on June 21, 2018

South Australia Leads the Way in Energy Storage Integration

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)’s recent report Energy Storage Forecast 2017-30 lists Australia as “one of eight countries expected to lead the massive boom in global energy storage uptake.” Within Australia, the leading state at this point is South Australia.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on March 26, 2018

Finding Electrons for an EV in Australia

Australians have been extremely slow in their uptake of EVs, with the majority of the 8,000 or so units sold to date purchased by business. This is expected to change dramatically as more compact and lower priced eVs become available in australia the next few years.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on September 15, 2017

Energy Storage is the Key, but Will It Unlock the Potential in Australia?

The world and Australia are fast moving to an era where the generation of electricity will largely be from combinations of various distributed energy resources and innovative systems. At the same time, Australia is locked into an energy regulatory system, designed for the era of centralised supply.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on August 21, 2017

Sustainability Matters – Insights 2017

The following article was published in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Sustainability Matters magazine:  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on January 10, 2017

Energy Security – Planning for Tomorrow’s Inter-Grid

With the recent South Australian blackouts driving the debate, the managers, regulators and advocates of change for our energy systems are now stepping up to find solutions for security of energy supply for consumers, business and industry, and for our essential services.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on October 17, 2016

Thoughts on investment opportunities in energy storage in Australia

Being able to store energy in fast responding units is disrupting the way power is delivered, and out of that comes opportunities for new innovative solutions for investors. Two areas of interest for investment in Australia are in new energy storage technologies and in emerging energy management software platforms.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on July 6, 2016

Aussie Renewable Energy Storage Market Heating Up

The renewable energy storage market is heating up, with utilities, solar providers and whole communities among those generating a high level of activity in the field, according to Mary Hendriks, industry executive of the Australian Energy Storage Alliance.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on June 28, 2016

Working Together for our 100% Renewable Future

“Someone should fix that ….”
Living in an urban environment, we often hear this phrase.
As urban dwellers, most of us are aware that our cities are under attack, from record high temperatures, polluted air, and congested roadways.
Waiting for “someone to fix that” is no longer an option.  Read more »

Written by Mary Hendriks, on May 10, 2016