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The public debate about the reliability of Australia’s electricity system continues and some of it is misinformed. So we’ve put together this conversation guide with top talking points on reliable electricity.
Four facts on reliable electricity:
- Fact: Australia’s power supply is reliable.
- Fact: The vast majority of interruptions to power supply (97%) are caused by events affecting power lines (distribution or transmission lines).
- Fact: Australia’s ageing and inefficient fossil fuelled power stations are struggling to cope in extreme heat.
- Fact: A modern grid powered by diverse renewable energy and storage can provide secure, reliable, clean and affordable power for Australians.
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