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SA chaos battery storage v. failed gas and diesel

 Battery storage may well have smoothed out those bubbles, according to a report last week from Lloyds Register and RES. Engie’s Mintaro diesel generator’s emergency back-up tripped after just five seconds due to a fault, rendering it useless…Origin Energy’s Quarantine gas-fired power station … Continue reading

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Jaw-dropping news in the solar vs. fossil fuels debate

…when a major power plant loses its connection to the grid, instantly, dramatically unbalancing supply and demand of electricity. Blackouts follow if there isn’t an instant response…engineering community assumes there will be automatic response within 5-6 seconds from conventional (gas, coal, hydro) generators to stabilize power supply. …utilities highlight limits … Continue reading

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