Unviable for years-second gas-fired turbine at Adelaide’s Pelican Point power plant: operator

Pelican Point power stationUpdated yesterday at 5:28pm 
PHOTO: The second turbine at Pelican Point was sitting idle as blackouts were ordered. (ABC News)
After so many ridiculous claims, by COAL-ition and shock jocks, that renewable energy has been the cause of blackouts in SA, needing more coal and gas baseload power for solution, power company Engie has now appeared before a federal select committee hearing in Adelaide, where it was quizzed over the plant’s role in the load shedding.Head of corporate affairs, Jim Kouts told the committee that the second turbine was mothballed in July 2015.

Another power generator, AGL, was also scheduled to give evidence to the committee, but emailed at the last minute to say that it could not make it…to question AGL over forced outages at the company’s Torrens Island power station…listed as another factor that led to the load shedding earlier this month.

When will it be time to start de-privatising?

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