When we need it the most – early mornings and evenings in summer and winter, our solar resources are useless and the nature of wind resources frequently means that many wind assets are idle.”
Mr. Howell said Tomago had been forced to switch off all of its potlines at one point or another during the week.
A lack of reserve power within the National Electricity Market on Tuesday evening required an urgent 300-megawatt power reduction. On Thursday evening, the same-sized reduction was needed again and the two remaining potlines were switched off for an hour each.
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