Meltdown 2018: Breakdowns at gas and coal plants over 2018

by Mark Ogge and Bill Browne

In 2018 there were 135 major breakdowns at gas and coal power stations in the National Energy Market.
While the oldest coal plants were responsible for a large proportion of the breakdowns, newer supercritical plants were also unreliable.
There were three breakdowns at one of the newest gas plants. Victoria’s brown coal plants were the least reliable overall.

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