The future of energy – an Australian way

The first place in Australia to install a permanent electricity grid was the small country town of Tamworth, on Kamilaroi country in New South Wales, in 1888, when street lights were connected to two 18 kW coal-fired generators supplied by the neighbouring Gunnedah black coal basin. The coal was of such excellent quality that it could be literally dug up and shovelled straight into the nearby generator