Australia must quickly transition to renewable energy to avoid future blackouts, according to Chris Bowen and the boss of the energy market operator.
Last week cold winter weather, failures at coal-fired power stations, low wind and solar output and high global gas prices created an energy crisis on Australia’s east coast.
With generators refusing to provide power because they would make a loss, the Australian Energy Market Operator suspended the spot market in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria for the first time ever.
The national electricity market was suspended for the first time ever. Pictured: Bondi residents wrapped up warm on a cold morning
Today the operator said the market would be restored by Friday morning after blackouts were avoided following…
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