An Australian solar farm is facing potential shutdown due to power supply issues and a power grid that may not be up to the task of keeping up with demand.
Key points:A major power supply issue in a new $300m solar farm at the Gippsland coast has forced the closure of the project to the public and the closure will be extended until April 8The issue could be caused by the new solar plant’s new inverter which could be out of commission for several weeksA new solar farm on the Gipsgow coast is facing major power issues and has been closed until April.
Key Points:The issue was identified as a potential problem with the new power supply system that had been installed on the property.
The issue would require a new inverting system and the site would then need to be closed until the issue is resolved.
“There are a number of issues that have arisen with the power system, which has caused the project and the operation of the solar farm to be suspended for approximately two weeks,” the project operator said in a statement.
“The issue is caused by a new PV inverter installed on one of the sites.”
It is expected that the system will be repaired before the project is re-opened.
“The issues that are causing the shutdown are not unique to the Gipsy Point project.
There are also significant issues in the South West and Western Australian power networks, including the closure that is expected to take place on Friday and the power grid being down in some parts of the region.
Topics:environment,energy-and-utilities,environmental-policy,climate-change,solar-energy,state-parliament,gippslands-4226,gibraltar,australiaFirst posted April 09, 2020 13:59:37Contact Ashley WilliamsMore stories from New South Wales