Coal failed — solar more than saved the day

Last weekend, two of the major coal-fired power plants in Victoria, Australia shut down in the middle of the day, when demand is high because of the many commercial uses, and since it’s summer, because of air conditioning.

Demand for electricity may have been high, but demand from the grid was so low that one of the big companies even shut down a third plant for maintenance.

The reason? More than 510,000 homes in the state have rooftop solar that feeds into the grid.

The report by PV Magazine has a (copyrighted) graph comparing grid demand on this occasion to what it was in 2017, only 4 years ago. Do have a look.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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