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Why “curtailment” is about to become a dirty word: rooftop solar’s gone hard – now it’s being told to go home …

25th February 2022

RegNet’s Research Fellow Lee White was quoted in Cosmos on the surge of rooftop solar uptake of rooftop solar and the effects on the electricity network.

Lee says that supply in excess of demand can ultimately damage the grid and needs to be managed in some way.

“The main thing that matters is how it’s implemented, how they’re monitoring and tracking that to ensure that it really is just an emergency measure versus being part of just regular grid planning, White says, adding that she wouldn’t want curtailment to be “delaying investments that could move towards energy transition”.

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