Generator outages extend market nerves

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EnergyAustralia has advised of outages over the next few days at one coal power station and one gas power generator, underlining the fragility of the National Electricity Market after the nine-day suspension that ended last Friday.

Managing director Mark Collette said the company has advised the Australian Energy Market Operator that one unit at its Yallourn plant in Victoria – where another unit is already offline – will close for maintenance within the next 24 hours.