Off-grid dream becomes reality as bushfire threat creates new era for power networks

Craig Memery, who leads PIAC’s Energy + Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program, explains some of the benefits of stand alone power systems in this story for ABC 7.30.

Key points:

  • Essential Energy says 3,200 poles were destroyed across New South Wales in bushfires last summer
  • Energy companies are increasingly looking to replace power lines with standalone solar systems
  • Consumer advocates say laws around standalone power systems need to catch up with industry

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