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Record Wind & Solar Keep The Lights On In NSW As Coal & Gas Went Missing

Original story at CleanTechnica• 6 mentions • 3 months ago

CleanTechnica 3 months ago

 
February 17th, 2017 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. Oh, the irony. NSW is one of the most coal-dependent states in Australia, with renewable energy contributing less than 10 per cent to its electricity mix on average. Over the weekend, however, wind and solar may just have helped keep the lights on. It is now clear that solar (rooftop and large scale) was contributing more than 1GW to the grid during much of the day, and around 500MW in the late afternoon on Friday when the Australian Energy Market Operator had flagged the possibility of rolling blackouts. The strong performance ...
 
 
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