Euroa’s grassroots solar microgrid plan to avoid summer blackouts

Euroa’s grassroots solar microgrid plan to avoid summer blackouts

Posted September 06, 2018 16:16:54 Photo: Members of Euroa’s Environment Group and the business community with Labor MP Jaclyn Symes. (Supplied: Shirley Saywell) Related Story: How we got through summer without load-shedding blackouts Related Story: Coalition signs off on new energy plan to replace Clean Energy Target A small town …

Severe weather causes widespread blackouts across Adelaide as wind whips up

Severe weather causes widespread blackouts across Adelaide as wind whips up

Updated August 30, 2018 13:40:29 Photo: A police officer directs traffic in Adelaide’s east during a blackout. (ABC News: Tom Fedorowytsch) Almost 26,000 homes and businesses in Adelaide are without power as severe winds cross the state, bringing down trees and power lines. The worst-hit suburbs include Croydon, Holden Hill, …

Solar panel surge is overloading the electricity grid and could lead to blackouts: energy group

Solar panel surge is overloading the electricity grid and could lead to blackouts: energy group

Updated June 07, 2018 16:06:18 Photo: One in three households in Queensland have solar panels on their roof, Energy Networks Australia said. (ABC News: Katherine Gregory) Related Story: Solar power boom helps Queenslanders slash bills Related Story: Sunny Brisbane well placed to capitalise on solar power A sharp rise in …

How Australia survived its second-hottest summer without load-shedding blackouts

How Australia survived its second-hottest summer without load-shedding blackouts

Posted May 23, 2018 18:52:58 Australia’s electricity grid survived the second-hottest summer on record without load-shedding blackouts, despite the closure of a major coal-fired power station in Victoria, according to two reports released on Wednesday by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Key points: Australia just had its second-hottest summer …

No guarantee RAH blackouts won’t occur again

No guarantee RAH blackouts won’t occur again

Posted May 22, 2018 18:00:58 SA Health has stopped short of declaring Adelaide’s $2.4 billion new hospital safe from future blackouts, after publishing a pair of reports detailing a range of failures which led to a 17-minute outage in February. The blackout at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital struck while …