New England pumped hydro study gets boost with ARENA funding

New England pumped hydro study gets boost with ARENA funding

The project has also received funding support under the NSW government’s Emerging Energy Program.“Pumped hydro projects like Oven Mountain can play a key role in the provision of firming up and balancing the grid as increased levels of variable renewable energy generation such as wind and solar come online,” ARENA CEO Darren Miller said.

ARENA debunks Coalition claims on energy storage costs

ARENA debunks Coalition claims on energy storage costs

Not so, says ARENA chief executive Darren Miller, who told Senate Estimates last week that Fisher had not engaged with ARENA at any point, that ARENA could not understand where he got his numbers from, and they bear no relation whatsoever to the report cited in Fisher’s modelling.

ARENA tips nearly $10m into distributed energy projects, pilots

ARENA tips nearly $10m into distributed energy projects, pilots

All told these resources are expected to be a major contributor to a smooth-running, renewable energy dominated future grid, with many – including ARENA CEO Darren Miller – predicting that consumer-generated energy account for up to half of the NEM electricity mix within the next few decades.