They will say the batteries prevent the peaker plant from being built and they have 41% renewables penetration. But natural gas dead obsolete, unreliable expensive very polluting, destabilizing technology and it will be ripping the Australian people off because its not remotely cost effect. It is in essence another idiotic petrol bailout. This holistic power stuff is the biggest BS, even as a back up nuclear would be better.
The subtext of this stupid fake news artilicle is to try to say its somehow ok to build more gas plants. Its not. An even more moronic Reuters article preceded it stating wind and solar could not handle baseload- quite the opposite of reality. Lies to try to justify more petrol bailouts.