South Australia says it wants to ensure that 36 per cent of its electricity demand comes from local dispatchable generation, rising to 50 per cent by 2025, but the controversy arises over its definition of qualified generation as providing “real inertia” and “fault current”. There is still debate about how much “real inertia” is needed in an electricity system. “Synthetic inertia” – from battery storage and also wind and solar farms – can provide much of the grid services.
German battery storage developer Younicos offers solutions for this: “In fact, if you’re starting from the premise that more and more power should and will be provided by cheap, clean, but intermittent renewables such as wind and solar, then ‘synthetic’ inertia has a number of manifest advantages.”
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