What does the loss of Hazelwood mean for reliability

Fairfax reported that "Victoria is facing an unprecedented 72 days of possible power supply shortfalls over the next two years following the shutdown of the Hazelwood plant next week." This was picked up by other media but a little more sense was injected by Giles Parkinson, Dylan McConnell and Tony Wood, including RenewEconomy and Radio National Breakfast. …

EROI of the Australian electricity supply industry

I recently did a presentation on the EROI of the Australian electricity supply industry. The key aims were - Calculate how much energy it takes to build, run and maintain the Australian electricity supply industry Disaggregate the feedstock fuels (coal, gas, etc) from the operational energy of the system Disaggregate generation, transmission, distribution & on-selling …