South Australia’s Wind Power Crisis Continues: Gas Generators Forced to Fire Up to Prevent Another Statewide BlackoutPosted: May 6, 2017
Cheap, reliable “Fossil-fuels” to the rescue!
NB, Wind power does not work when the wind is too strong or, of course, when there is none. Therefore, the more windmills that are built, the more fossil-fuel backup facilities need to be built too. Net gain – more CO2 emissions! What a joke.
South Australians wake up to a nightmare every day. Its hapless Labor government’s obsession with wind power has destroyed the reliability of its electricity grid and sent power prices through the roof. Here’s why.
SA power: Gas generators ordered on as South Australia’s wind production peaked
26 April 2017
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) was forced to intervene in South Australia’s electricity market on Anzac Day to guarantee security of the grid as the state recorded record levels of wind energy production.
Wind power peaked at a new high of 1,540 megawatts close to midnight on Tuesday, more than meeting the state’s public holiday electricity demand.
The wind production was so high that earlier in the day AEMO took steps to ensure two gas generators remained on.
“A combination of high wind…
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