Australia could reach 75 pct renewables before things get tricky, Schott says

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Australia will experience more and more days powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity as the growth in wind and solar uptake continues to surge, a key government advisor on market reforms has told an industry briefing.

The Energy Security Board has commenced a consultation process on a proposed package of reforms to Australia’s main market for electricity, which it says will help manage a rapid transition currently underway from transitional coal and gas generators to a new mix of predominantly wind, solar and storage.

Chair of the Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, told a stakeholder briefing on Tuesday that Australia was on track for a faster than expected switch to renewable energy sources and that this would throw up…



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