Chaotic Wind Power the Cause of South Australia’s Infamous Blackouts

*** Renewables ‘can’t cope with sudden surges’ The Australian Michael Owen 16 December 2016 Renewable power sources cannot cope with rapid or large changes in frequency, leading ultimately to a “black system”, a report by a national electricity regulator says. The Australian Energy Market Commission’s draft report on power system security found the network is […]

South Australia’s Repeated Wind Power Blackouts Force Retreat to Fossil-Fuels: Base-load Gas Plant Ordered to Run Constantly

*** Clueless and desperate, Australia’s political leaders are fiddling while Rome continues to burn. The calamity that is South Australia’s self-inflicted power pricing and supply chaos, threatens to spread across state borders like a malignant tumour. While State Labor governments in Queensland and Victoria continue to talk the talk about their desire to carpet their […]

South Australia’s Wind Power Debacle: Blackout Spells the End for Wind Power

*** Time for tilting at windmills is at an end (SA blackout shows need for energy security instead of windmills) The Australian Chris Kenny 8 October 2016 By plunging itself into darkness and flailing itself with prohibitive, self-imposed electricity costs, South Australia provides the nation with a critical warning about energy policy. It also demonstrates […]

Why Wind Power Causes ‘Load-Shedding’ & Blackouts in SA: Power Generation for Dummies

There are 3 electricity essentials – that the power source and its delivery to homes and businesses be: 1) reliable; 2) secure; and 3) affordable. Which means that wind power – a wholly weather dependent power source, that can’t be stored and costs 3-4 times the cost of conventional power – scores NIL on all […]

Wind Power Disaster Unfolds: SA Facing Total Blackouts, Rocketing Power Prices & Thousands More Chopped from the Grid

**** To call what South Australia’s Labor government has ‘gifted’ their constituents an energy ‘policy’, is to flatter it as involving some kind of genuine ‘design’. It’s an economic debacle, pure and simple. The current mess started under former Premier, Mike Rann –  a former spin-doctor, whose relatives lined up at the wind power subsidy […]