“Burning something to boil water to create steam is a really old-fashioned technology…”
The Australia Institute has spent the hot summer days monitoring when gas and coal power plants trip, taking sometimes hundreds of megawatts of power from the grid at unpredictable times. In contrast, solar power is taking pressure of the grid by delaying peak demand by several hours on days of extreme heat.
Read Mark Ogge’s report Can’t stand the heat.
Host: Deputy Director Ebony Bennett @ebony_bennett
- Mark Ogge is Principle Advisor at The Australia Institute
- Ben Oquist is the Executive Director @BenOquist