Why Can’t Gas and Coal Hack it in the Heat?

In this week’s Follow The Money podcast Deputy Director at The Australia Institute Ebony Bennett, speaks with Principal Advisor Mark Ogge, about Australia’s ageing Gas and Coal fleet and why they can’t hack the heat.

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“As well as not being designed for these hot conditions, another issue is that a lot of Gas and Coal fired power plants are getting really old and with anything that gets really old, like a car, it breaks down more over time.”

“We are only notified when the plant has actually broken down, and we can track how many break downs we are getting on a day by day basis. We really came to a crunch in February last year with plants failing right at the critical moment”

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