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Wholesale price impact of wind power in South Australia

South Australia has experienced a spate of high wholesale electricity price events in July 2015. As has been long predicted, increasing penetration of wind, and its inherent intermittency, appears to be primarily responsible for the events. This report from Frontier Economics examines the causes of these incidents and discusses how a change in policy might be required to ensure the South Australian market operates efficiently in the future.

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