- Key Issues
MYTH: Coal is Reliable
FACT: Ageing coal generators are unreliable and vulnerable in heatwaves
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has identified ageing coal power stations as a risk to reliable electricity supply. By 2030, most of Australia’s coal fired power stations will be over 40 years old. Once the coal fleet reaches this age, they become increasingly expensive to run, and increasingly unreliable particularly during heat waves.