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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

mathew42
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Re: Thanks

I mean that the current implementation of renweables in SA is not resiliant in the way that most in the first world would expect. Ignoring the issue will mean that the appropriate technology and policies are not put in place to ensure the network is stable. Acknowledging the issue will mean that technologies for energy storage can be prioritised for investment. In the short term, policy decisions such as ensure that Pelican Island power station running (or at least hot start) when a severe thunderstorm is imminent.

Comments like your's remind me the conversation around FTTP where the concept with good but issues with implementation were glossed over and the result was MTM. Will comments like your's mean that the stability challenges caused by renewables continue until the problems are so frequent that the public demand the government re-open coal power stations?

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