Will we embrace or reject the network

The CSIRO paints several pictures of our future electricity system of which some involve solar and electric storage make networks an expensive redundant luxury.

With the doubling in electricity prices due to a spike in network costs in conjunction with the proliferation of solar PV (which has grown to 3 gigawatts from virtually nothing just four years ago) everyone is now beginning to wonder whether we might be on the precipice of a dramatic shift in the shape of the electricity sector.

Now CSIRO has released a report examining what might happen which provides some thought provoking charts of the week.

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