Captain Chaos: Intermittent Wind & Solar Destroying Australia’s Eastern Power Grid

  ‘System’ and ‘reliability’ were once synonymous with Australia’s power grid. Not so, anymore, thanks to chaotically intermittent wind and solar. In another “don’t say we told you so” moment, the lunatics that have taken charge of the Australian Energy Market Commission have been forced to concede that the so-called ‘transition’ to an all wind […]

Australia’s Obsession With Hopelessly Intermittent Wind & Solar Wrecking Entire Power Grid

Australians once enjoyed affordable power, reliably delivered: the chaotic delivery of wind and solar changed all that. Australian power prices have rocketed out-of-control: its wind and solar power capital, South Australia pays the highest electricity prices, in the world. Mass power cuts (aka load shedding and demand management) and mass blackouts are the new normal. […]

Chaos Reigns Supreme: Erratic Wind and Solar Destroy Australia’s Once Reliable Power Grid

  The natural result of plugging into wind and solar power is absolute chaos. It’s like inviting the Hells Angels to your daughter’s 21st birthday party and not expecting mayhem. Those that kid themselves otherwise, fall into roughly 2 camps: dreamy, eco-zealots, happy to ignore everything the real world throws at them (especially facts antithetical […]

Killer App: Renewables Disaster Driving Australia’s Farmers to Bankruptcy

That coal, gas and uranium rich Australia is in the midst of an energy crisis is mind-boggling to most. Destroying an electricity grid and power market is very easily done. All it takes is to $3-4 billion a year in subsidies to weather dependent wind and sunshine dependent solar. That pricey and petulant pair have […]

Hype-Power: Renewables Zealots’ Claims that SA’s Mega-Battery Saves Grid Pure Bunkum

  With Australia’s renewable energy crisis running totally out of control, whenever you hear the word ‘battery’ you know you’re being conned. Pumping power into and then taking it out of a battery results in inevitable exchange losses, power gets chewed up during that process and is dissipated as heat energy. And then there’s the enormous […]

True & Staggering Cost of Intermittent & Unreliable Wind Power – Unplugged

The total cost of attempting to incorporate intermittent, unreliable and chaotic wind power into a grid designed around stable, controllable, dispatchable power generation is utterly staggering. In those places attempting to run on sunshine and breezes, grid managers are forced to regularly intervene, compelling the owners of conventional fossil-fuelled generation plant (coal and gas) to […]

Wind Industry Armageddon: South Australian Blackouts Lead Australia’s Chief Scientist to Demand Immediate Cap on Wind Power

The fallout from South Australia’s power pricing and supply debacle continues. Last year Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel was given the unenviable task of trying to keep Australia’s lights on, despite the havoc caused by a weather dependent system abandoned centuries ago, for pretty obvious reasons. With repeated statewide blackouts and routine load shedding part […]