“In 5 to 10 years we are going to be …

Comment on Storage major obstacle for going mostly solar: TG by Richard Bentley.

“In 5 to 10 years we are going to be in the right place” said Mr Duignan.
So we are replacing a power generation plant that would have been good for 5 to 10 years at a cost of $75 million when that money could have been better spent ensuring we are fully prepared for that renewable future.
Citizens, this is not about the future of Territory Generation it is about taking control of our power generation with the distribution network, smoothing out the bumps.
If TG was in private hands they would have run a million miles rather than invested $75 million with current knowledge. If they couldn’t produce cheap power we would kiss them good bye.

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