WIND CAPACITY: At 200MW of rated capacity, the WA power grid has taken about as much wind as it can handle without costs getting out of hand. Photo: Tim van Bronswijk

Let’s leave gas behind as a power source

WESTERN Australia has large reserves of lower-grade coal near Collie, about 300 kilometres south of Perth. The power system in Western Australia was originally built on Collie coal from high-cost underground mines, which were highly unionised and low productivity.


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