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


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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