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Richard Halsey: Revised electricity infrastructure plan must admit benefits of energy storage

As the government concludes a much-delayed revision of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity infrastructure there is one technology that can offer multiple benefits to SA's struggling power system and shouldn’t be underrepresented in the new proposal—energy storage. Strategically located energy storage can help optimise the use of the existing transmission grid. While this is just one of many benefits it can provide, it is an important one for the government to factor in when deciding how much storage capacity to procure at the national level.

August 11, 2023