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Australian energy infrastructure just can’t keep up

A notoriously sunny nation is struggling to adapt to solar power. In September, Synergy, Western Australia’s (WA) state-owned energy provider – also the state’s largest – reported a loss off A$656.9 million ($449.96 million), citing the growing uptake of domestic solar to be the cause. It seems Synergy is trying to depict what was an inevitable trend as an unfair surprise. The company should be more forthcoming with efforts to invest heavily in smart meter and storage infrastructure if this embarrassing situation is to come to an end. Australia seems to be struggling with energy provision all over, as highlighted by a ‘Summer Readiness Report’ released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) this week. The country is experiencing growing…

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