Concern electricity grid may not cope with transition from coal-fired to renewable energy generators

Matthew Kelly
Updated March 23 2021 - 11:28pm, first published December 28 2020 - 5:30am
Electric shock: grid struggles to cope with renewable energy
Electric shock: grid struggles to cope with renewable energy

The Australian Energy Market Operator has warned of potential volatility and 'short falls' across the electricity grid in coming years due to the increased uptake of renewable energy and the closure of coal-fired power stations.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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