SA’s plan to import electricity from Victoria a threat to stability: AEMO
21 January 2017
A plan for South Australia to import more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stability issue” linked to the state’s wind-reliant grid.
This comes as almost 60,000 homes and businesses were without power in South Australia on Thursday night, with 5000 still disconnected yesterday afternoon, after a storm caused the state’s fourth major blackout in as many months.
The storm was the seventh severe weather event since July to smash South Australia’s electricity infrastructure, including the cyclonic system that contributed to a devastating statewide blackout in September.
The Australian Energy Market Operator, which has been investigating the statewide blackout, issued a notice to the electricity market of a “potential stability issue” when high power imports…
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