Tuesday, 28 February 2017

New South Wales suffers gas-fired plant failures during heatwave

The energy mix during peak demand hours in New South Wales on Feb 10 [source: AEMO] The energy mix during peak demand hours in New South Wales on Feb 10 [source: AEMO]

Failures at gas-fired power plants in New South Wales during a heatwave affecting eastern Australia at the beginning of February contributed to an overload in the electricity system in the state, according to a report of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

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