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Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Energy
Tuesday January 30 2018

Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game

Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...

More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On
Energy
Thursday September 7 2017

More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On

Consumers will have to pay for generators to be kept on stand-by to fill shortfalls in electricity during summer peaks or face the prospect of blackouts.

SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts
Energy
Wednesday September 6 2017

SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts

South Australians and Victorians face the risk of four-hour blackouts over summer unless governments follow through on plans for new battery storage and diesel generators.

No More Blackouts in SA: Gov’t Buy’s New Power Generators
Energy
Thursday August 3 2017

No More Blackouts in SA: Gov’t Buy’s New Power Generators

South Australia will buy nine new generators to overcome any shortfalls in electricity during summer and cut the risk of blackouts.

Premier Defends SA’s Battery Power Plan
Energy
Tuesday July 11 2017

Premier Defends SA’s Battery Power Plan

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has brushed aside federal government disinterest in the state's plan to build the world's biggest battery to help stabilise its energy...

Australia Prepares to Pumped Hydro
Energy
Monday March 20 2017

Australia Prepares to Pumped Hydro

Australia Prepares to Pumped Hydro

Electricity Load Shedding the Only Option for SA
Energy
Monday February 20 2017

Electricity Load Shedding the Only Option for SA

Sixty thousand properties in South Australia were blacked out by mistake during last week's heatwave, a report into the incident has revealed, with the bungle blamed...

SA Hospitals Backup Power to be Reviewed after Blackout
Buildings
Wednesday October 12 2016

SA Hospitals Backup Power to be Reviewed after Blackout

The systems keeping South Australia's hospitals running when power is lost will be reviewed after failures during the state's blackout.

10,000 Victoria Homes Still Without Power
Energy
Wednesday October 12 2016

10,000 Victoria Homes Still Without Power

Thousands of Victorian homes will spend a third night without power after the weekend's deadly winds wreaked havoc across much of the state.

Energy
20 Dec, 2017
100,000 Without Power in Victoria

More than 100,000 properties are without power as storms lash Victoria, damaging buildings and felling power lines.

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