Australia’s coal and gas plants are breaking down every three days

Source: Renew Economy | January 21, 2020

Australia’s coal and gas plants has seen a break down occur every 3.2 days on average in the past two years, highlighting the unreliability and inefficiency of these power sources. …
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Rooftop solar catches wind in slow, but low priced start to 2020

Source: Renew Economy | January 21, 2020

21st January 2020 Gas prices are very soft. Coal prices have risen off their lows but are way down on last year. Rooftop solar almost caught wind as a share …
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Victoria’s power system is proving more resilient than people thought

Source: Renew Economy | January 17, 2020

The Victorian electricity grid has demonstrated resilience to overcome factors such as extreme heat and generator outages that could have resulted in troubles for generating electricity. In fact, in spite …
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‘Perfect storm’: The energy industry struggles to keep the lights on

Source: The Age | January 13, 2020

Australian summers bring fourth extreme weather, and with it comes the most trying time of the year for the nation’s electricity system. As weather forecasts predict scorching temperatures and the …
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The day from hell: why the grid melts down in hot weather

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald | January 7, 2020

Hot weather creates problems in Australia’s energy system, particularly when power supply is limited or shut down causing blackouts. To explain why this happens are five keys points below: How …
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