Daily update: SA network operator: Rural communities could quit the grid
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Operator of South Australia networks says rural communities likely to favour renewables-based micro-grids, and forecasts the end of centralised generation and transmission. The business of the future for networks might be building, managing and operating those smaller grids.
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