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South Australia – the state that has become the punching bag for anti-renewable rhetoric, and the basis of the Coalition government’s National Energy Guarantee – is likely to source the equivalent of 100 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2025.
That, at least, is the assessment of the Australian Energy Market Operator, which makes this prediction as part of its Integrated System Plan, its 20-year blueprint for the integration of renewables into Australia’s electricity grid.
The prediction contrasts dramatically with the modelling prepared for the NEG by the Energy Security Board, of which AEMO is a member.
The ESB modelling suggests that South Australia will reach 75 per cent renewables by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2022 – and then it somehow imagines the state installing not a single added megawatt of large scale solar or large scale wind until after 2030.
— from reneweconomy.com, 17 Sept, “South Australia will be at 100% renewables by 2025 – market operator” by Giles Parkinson
Read the article for more about the Integrated System Plan which the COAG state energy ministers are keen to implement.