AEMO: Plant Closures Helping to Stabilise South Australia’s Green Electricity Grid

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t JoNova – The closure of South Australia’s GM Holden Car Factory (13,000 jobs) will help stabilise South Australia’s green electricity grid, according to the government AEMO.

Holden closure will help Energy Market Operator manage SA’s blackout risk, report finds

By political reporter Nick Harmsen

Part of the soon-to-be vacated Holden factory in Adelaide is about to be transformed into a temporary power station to help stave off load-shedding blackouts this summer.

But the car industry’s closure will help the authorities manage the risk of blackouts in another way.

The exit of a once powerful manufacturing sectorwill see the state using less electricity, particularly during the all-important summer peak.

The information is contained in the latest Electricity Forecasting Insights published by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

Projections for strong growth in rooftop PV and other consumer changes, along…

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