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Articles by Tom Butler

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Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia

Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia

Something is fundamentally wrong in the NEM. Frequency control costs have risen dramatically, but the quality of the service has dived.

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Managing frequency in a modern electricity system

Managing frequency in a modern electricity system

Those who advocate for the status quo because of the inertia provided by synchronous generators should be aware that these technologies are far from perfect.

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Reaction to SA storms shows why Aussies are switching off politics

Reaction to SA storms shows why Aussies are switching off politics

Politicians and others were fast to use SA storms as an opportunity to pin the situation on renewable energy, before anyone even knew what had happened.

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Nothing accidental about South Australia’s shift to clean energy

Nothing accidental about South Australia’s shift to clean energy

It’s no accident that the South Australian economy has been reaping the benefits of massive investment in renewable power such as solar and wind.