That diesel costs money and sunlight does not is a no brainer, but it takes an initiative such as the one underway in the tiny town of Borroloola to translate this into dollars and cents. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Territory Generation's pledge last week to provide "a stable and reliable electricity grid for the Alice Springs region" has a hollow ring after an eight hour blackout yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA will be seeking answers from TGen, Power Water Corporation and Treasurer Nicole Manison (at right), the NT's electricity system's sole shareholder on behalf of the people of the NT.
UPDATE 8.50am: WAKEFIELD CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT REVIEW ON SYSTEM BLACK.
UPDATE 9am: POWER OUT IN CENTRAL DESERT REGION INCLUDING ALICE SPRINGS: TERRITORY GENERATION.
UPDATE 10.20am: ALICE NEEDLESSLY IN THE DARK AGAIN – ELECTRICAL TRADES UNION CALLS FOR HEADS TO ROLL.
UPDATE 3.25pm: ALICE SPRINGS CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE ANOTHER POWER CUT LIKE WE HAD YESTERDAY: ROBYN LAMBLEY MLA.