The national media has been quick to cover the announcement of a partnership between ZEN Energy and Santos to stabilise South Australia’s energy market whilst laying the foundations for a national low-carbon electricity retail business.
ABC News 24
ABC News 24 spoke live to ZEN Energy Chairman Ross Garnaut on the 14th of March to discuss the announcement. Watch the interview below (courtesy of ABC News 24).
— ABC News 24 (@ABCNews24) March 14, 2017
Sky News Australia
Sky News Australia also spoke to Prof. Garnaut on the 14th of March to discuss the announcement, the speed at which ZEN Energy could deploy grid scale battery storage, and how it could balance the national energy grid. Watch an extract of the interview below (courtesy of Sky News Australia).
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) March 14, 2017
Australian Financial Review
The Australian Financial Review led their article on March the 13th with the statement “The move will make more gas available for domestic power production to lessen the risk of blackouts in South Australia.” Follow this link to read the full article direct on the Australian Financial Review website.
The Advertiser stated in their article on March the 13th that “SA energy titans ZEN Energy and Santos say the new joint venture will deliver 100MW of power.” Follow this link to read the full article direct on the Adelaide Now website.
The Australian spoke to their readers on March the 13th with the information that “…ZEN Energy says it has “designed and defined” the means of delivering large-scale solar power generation supported by battery storage in the Upper Spencer Gulf, as a basis for a retail electricity business.”. Follow this link to read the full article direct on The Australian website.
Leading renewable energy news website RenewEconomy covered the news on March the 14th on their site, including a statement from ZEN Energy Chairman Prof. Ross Garnaut that “the core of the competitiveness of the product, is that large-scale solar is now the cheapest form of energy… significantly less than half the cost of the gas in gas generation”. Follow this link to read the full article direct on RenewEconomy.
Adelaide radio station FIVEaa and presenter Leon Byner spoke direct to ZEN Energy Chairman Prof. Ross Garnaut on March the 14th to understand the partnership and the direct benefits of the partnership for Australian energy users. You can listen to the full interview (courtesy of FIVEaa) below.
More to follow.