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Australia grid requires planning to avoid inertia from flood of renewables

March 21, 2021

Eco Voice:

Australia’s electricity grid has always relied on coal-fired power for stability, but with more renewables coming into the mix, that needs to change, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Liddell power station in NSW is closing in 2023, Yallourn in Victoria will close in 2028, and with the way things are going we should expect others to close before 2030.

Author of the report Australia’s Opportunity To Plan Ahead for a Secure Zero-Emissions Electricity Grid, Tim Finnigan says energy planners and agencies have an immense opportunity to rethink the electricity system of the future before plans are set in stone.

[Staff Report]

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