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Australia price gouging

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by Gwgan, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Gwgan

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    Tesla big battery powerless to stop S.A. price gouging

    By following the rules and making output changes in a time frame where batteries are not helpful, established power generators continue to artificially increase consumer costs. These actors are not going to give up their wealth generators without a fight.
     
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    A little Googling reveals that this problem was predicted when Australia decided to rather quickly shut down its coal plants. From September of last year:

    Electricity markets struggle as coal plants close down

    Heck, even in March of 2017, Reuters reported:

    Australia's dirtiest coal plant closes, energy crisis deepens

    Everyone knows that burning coal is icky, but maybe they should have had a better plan for the grid in mind before they started taking major chunks of generation capability offline. Reminds me of Germany, who decided to shut down all their nuke generation after Fukushima and is currently enjoyed tripled electricity prices and is so desperate for natural gas to run generators that they're trying to build a pipeline from Russia (because giving Russia control of your energy supply always is a good idea. You could ask the Ukranians).
     

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