Queensland officials are looking to increase renewable energy usage by cutting the state's statutory voltage limits. Energy minister Mark Bailey believes that this move will encourage more solar and renewable energy usage in the state because it will lower barriers to entry and make the regulatory structure more flexible. The approach looks promising, especially if it addresses resistance from traditional utilities to the rise of decentralised solar energy production. Here's an excerpt from the article:
The Queensland Labor government is looking to change the state’s statutory voltage limits – and bring them in line with the rest of the country – to help encourage more rooftop solar and other renewable energy.
Energy minister Mark Bailey announced the proposals at an energy storage conference in Brisbane on Wednesday, saying that the government was looking to align the state’s current requirement of 240 volts and changing this to 230 volts, as in the rest of the country.