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The Hallett windfarm in South Australia's mid north. Photo: Tony Lewis
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Blackout report leaves renewables debate dangling in the breeze

UPDATED: A preliminary report into South Australia's statewide blackout has found the unprecedented outage was caused by cascading events, starting with a fierce storm cutting three major transmission lines, followed by wind farms disconnecting from the energy grid which caused a massive load spike on the interconnector to Victoria.