Solar saved southern Australian states from costly demand peaks

By CleanTechnica
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6:58 EDT
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Solar panels via AFP
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Electricity demand from the grid in the recent heat wave peaked on Wednesday. There were initially warnings of potential load shedding1 from the grid operator after the usually baseload Loy Yang A3 brown coal unit and one of the Torrens Island gas units tripped offline on Tuesday. However, demand came in slightly lower than forecast and apart from some minor local transmission outages, demand was fully supplied;

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