What’s caused the drop in brown coal power?

Output at some brown coal-fired power stations has been falling, but the reasons go far beyond a price on carbon.

One of our frequent readers asked us a question a couple weeks ago as to what’s caused the drop in brown coal production (whether, for instance, the drop in brown coal production is attributable to the carbon price).

We’ve had some time to prepare these additional pieces of analysis to show how output (and capacity factor) of the brown coal stations in Victoria and South Australia has trended over time – each is analysed below:


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