Explained: Why has our national electricity supply suddenly become so unreliable?

By Peter Brewer
Updated June 15 2022 - 6:34am, first published 6:32am
The threat of blackouts has emerged across the eastern seaboard, exposing major flaws in planning and modelling. Picture: Jeffrey Chan

Across the eastern seaboard of the country, the national electricity grid is under intense pressure, exposing major issues within the opaque and complex spider's web which underpins how power is market-traded, and consumers left in the lurch when the system fails.

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