Despite news of reduced electricity reliability and the Snowy Hydro project delays, the consumer (and roof-top solar) has become a powerful player in the Australian market, and is probably
the biggest factor in chasing coal out of the grid.
And, as we add batteries, electric vehicles, and kick gas out of the
home with electrification we are reshaping the grid, the
utility business and the gas industry.
If this can be better “orchestrated”, then the reliability forecast will be improved
considerably and less utility scale assets – big batteries, pumped
hydro, and peaking gas – will be needed.