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Tesla, Atlassian told to go through front door in effort to save Australian industrial civilisation

Cuddles Silver badge

Not fixing the problem

"chose to black out South Australians rather than turn on a power station"

The problem is not that there isn't enough generation capacity, but rather that the operator refused to actually use the available capacity when necessary. Building a big pile of batteries and a small back-up plant isn't going to fix the problem, since the lack of back-up wasn't the issue in the first place. Proper oversight preventing the operator from blacking out 60,000 homes for no reason seems to be what's needed.

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