AER launches action against SA windfarm operators over 2016 blackout

THE Australian Energy Regulator has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against four wind farm operators for alleged breaches of the National Electricity Rules during the 2016 storm and subsequent state-wide blackout in South Australia.

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Operators believe they complied with AER rules

Severe weather conditions caused transmission lines to be damaged during the storm on September 28, 2016, causing voltage disturbances, with roughly 850,000 electricity customers losing power that