Freedom of Information requests for advice about SA blackout

by Tom Swann

The Prime Minister and Energy Minister ignored advice from AEMO that renewables were not to blame for the SA blackout.

In the afternoon of 28 September 2016, a huge storm raged through South Australia, knocking over multiple power lines and triggering a stage-wide blackout. Almost immediately, politicians blamed the blackout on the relatively high concentration of windfarms in South Australia, including the Deputy Prime Minister.1

Full report