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As we enter a new decade, ARENA is launching season three of our podcast ReWired. Together we will look at the different pieces of Australia’s energy puzzle, and learn how they might come together in a future powered by renewables. 

Over six episodes, energy experts and innovators will explore a wide range of topics - the role of large-scale storage in balancing the grid, the transition to a consumer-driven energy system, and the electric vehicle revolution driving us to a more sustainable transport system. 

We will look at the state of Australia’s hydrogen industry, and hear how energy intensive industries are becoming more efficient and embracing renewables. 

You made the first two seasons of ReWired a massive success, and inspired us to share more of the important stories about Australia’s shift to renewable energy.

Find out more at www.arena.gov.au/blog. 

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As we enter a new decade, ARENA is launching season three of our podcast ReWired. Together we will look at the different pieces of Australia’s energy puzzle, and learn how they might come together in a future powered by renewables. 

Over six episodes, energy experts and innovators will explore a wide range of topics - the role of large-scale storage in balancing the grid, the transition to a consumer-driven energy system, and the electric vehicle revolution driving us to a more sustainable transport system. 

We will look at the state of Australia’s hydrogen industry, and hear how energy intensive industries are becoming more efficient and embracing renewables. 

You made the first two seasons of ReWired a massive success, and inspired us to share more of the important stories about Australia’s shift to renewable energy.

Find out more at www.arena.gov.au/blog. 

    Storing renewable energy in the world’s biggest batteries

    Storing renewable energy in the world’s biggest batteries

    One of the biggest criticisms of renewable energy has been the simple fact that the output of wind and solar farms can vary depending on the weather and time of day. But that is changing with new energy storage technologies like massive, grid-scale batteries

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    Renewable hydrogen prepares for take off

    Renewable hydrogen prepares for take off

    Could the most common element in the universe be the key to a future powered by renewables?

    In this episode of ReWired, we explore how renewable hydrogen could be poised for its moment in the sun.

    While the potential of hydrogen has been understood for decades, the emergence of electrolyser technology - powered by affordable and plentiful energy from the wind and sun - is a potential game-changer.

    The opportunity is massive. Just as Australia's resources have underpinned global industry for generations, hydrogen could allow us to export our riches of wind and solar energy as the world works to decarbonise.

    Opportunities beyond our borders

    One country that sees a bright future for hydrogen is Germany. In this episode, Managing Director of the German Energy Agency Kristina Haverkamp tells us that Germany won't be able to produce enough hydrogen to meet their future demand.

    Describing hydrogen as one of a suite of renewable, synthetic ‘powerfuels’, she believes it will be an important alternative to direct electrification in the pathway to a future powered by renewables.

    Where do we start

    Producing hydrogen with an electrolyser costs more than fossil fuel alternatives today, but ARENA is working hard to make the emerging technology commercial.

    As well as investing $70 million into a new funding round, ARENA is supporting massive ammonia users like explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel to explore whether it is possible to transition to using a renewable hydrogen feedstock.

    Incitec Pivot’s Vice President of Strategic Project Development Darren Jarvis told us these projects offer a pathway towards the vision of a hydrogen export industry.

    We also hear from ATCO’s Head of Innovation Sam Lee Mohan, who tells us about their work to blend renewable hydrogen into existing natural gas pipelines. 

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    • 29 min
    Together in electric dreams? Renewable energy hits the road with EVs

    Together in electric dreams? Renewable energy hits the road with EVs

    Electric vehicles are finally breaking into the mainstream, but is Australia’s electricity network ready for them?

    Australia’s EV journey has started slowly. But with more models available than ever before and fast charging networks under construction, for many they are becoming a viable alternative.

    In this episode of ReWired, experts share their perspective on why you should consider an EV for your next car. Learn about work underway to make sure the electricity grid can cope with a growing fleet of electricity hungry vehicles, and hear from the people building new charging networks.

    We even hear how the landscape is transforming in Germany, where the first car was built nearly 135 years ago.

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    • 23 min
    The energy revolution in our homes

    The energy revolution in our homes

    We are pleased to bring you the third season of ARENA's podcast, ReWired: Solving the Energy Puzzle.

    We begin inside a net zero emissions home overflowing with renewable energy technology. Hear what inspired the owners to reimagine the modern Australian home to create and consume energy as efficiently as possible. 

    We speak to energy leaders about the challenge of integrating the array of behind the meter technologies into a grid designed last century. AEMO CEO Audrey Zibelman and Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel explain some of the ways these hurdles are being overcome, and share a vision for how the network might work in the future.

    And ARENA CEO Darren Miller introduces the game-changing distributed energy projects that ARENA is supporting, like Melbourne startup Allume, which is breaking down barriers to solar for apartments and other multi-metered buildings.

    Your support made the first two seasons a huge success. Help us to grow the show by sharing it with your networks, and joining in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

    • 29 min
    Introducing our new series - Solving Australia’s Energy Puzzle

    Introducing our new series - Solving Australia’s Energy Puzzle

    As we enter a new decade, ARENA is launching season three of our podcast ReWired. Together we will look at the different pieces of Australia’s energy puzzle, and learn how they might come together in a future powered by renewables. 

    Over six episodes, energy experts and innovators will explore a wide range of topics - the role of large-scale storage in balancing the grid, the transition to a consumer-driven energy system, and the electric vehicle revolution driving us to a more sustainable transport system. 

    We will look at the state of Australia’s hydrogen industry, and hear how energy intensive industries are becoming more efficient and embracing renewables. 

    You made the first two seasons of ReWired a massive success, and inspired us to share more of the important stories about Australia’s shift to renewable energy.

    Find out more at www.arena.gov.au/blog. 

    • 2 min
    My Island Home: A postcard from Flinders Island

    My Island Home: A postcard from Flinders Island

    Isolated from mainland Tasmania and at the mercy of the elements, the residents of Flinders Island have always prided themselves on their self-reliance.

    We take a trip across the Bass Strait as Hydro Tasmania's new Hybrid Energy Hub kicks in to gear to find out how the shift away from diesel generation to renewables will affect lives.

    Dewi Cooke meets some of the locals and hears how this small island has lived with intermittent electricity for years, while Adam Morton gets the lowdown on the Hub from Hydro Tasmania's manager of Hybrid Energy Solutions, Ray Massie.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

David :-) ,

Great Content, Wish There was More

Thanks Arena and all the staff and interviewees for interesting content and sharing your passion and knowledge.

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David

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Informative and inspiring

Really enjoy the podcast series and helps me to get some practical understanding of the energy sector
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Finally!! An awesome and engaging way to learn about the renewable energy initiatives in Australia... you’re a legend

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