The combination of wind droughts across the NEM and the lack of grid-scale storage has brought the NEM to the brink of a crisis as the supply of conventional power has run down over the last 20 years.

This has been described as two policy worlds in collision, in one world the retirement of coal power should be accelerated in pursuit of Net Zero and in the other the closure of coal stations has gone as far as possible without courting disaster. Lack of "wind literacy" is a major contributing factor,

See Energy Policy: Where Parallel Universes are About to Collide.