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Explainer: power station 'trips' are normal, but blackouts are not

Saddler, Hugh

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Tens of thousands of Victorians were left without power over the long weekend as the distribution network struggled with blistering temperatures, reigniting fears about the stability of our energy system. It comes on the heels of a summer of 'trips', when power stations temporarily shut down for a variety of reasons. This variability has also been used to attack renewable energy such as wind and solar, which naturally fluctuate depending on weather conditions. The reality is that blackouts,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Commentary
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/140265
Source: The Conversation

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