Dead Calm: Australia’s Wind ‘Industry’ Suffering From Prolonged Wind ‘Drought’

Australia’s wind industry has been suffering from the Big Calm – with dozens of occasions over the last month or so when the entire wind fleet’s battled to deliver more than a tiny fraction of its combined capacity. Depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid Energy – is the output delivered by Australian wind power outfits to […]

Tipping Point: Wind & Solar Chaos Forces Britain to Spend £1.5 Billion A Year Balancing Its Grid

If wind and solar are meant to be a ‘cure’, then it’s one that’s clearly worse than the disease. Touted everywhere as both reliable and cheap, the experience in Britain (and everywhere else for that matter) is all to the contrary. As night follows day, add chaotically intermittent wind and solar to your grid, and […]

Pure Unbridled Chaos: Why Unreliable and Intermittent Wind & Solar Destabilise Power Grids

The more intermittent wind and solar get added to the grid, the greater the risk that their chaotic delivery of power will wreck it. By which we mean the delivery of an entire ‘system black’ – of the kind that Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia became world-renowned for. Depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid […]

Avoidable Self-Harm: Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar Destroying Australia’s (Once) Reliable Power Grid

  An obsession with chaotically intermittent wind and solar poses an existential threat to Australia’s power grid. So far, it’s been limited to “demand management” (a euphemism for controlled blackouts) and in wind and solar obsessed South Australia, plenty of uncontrolled blackouts, including the big one in September 2016 when the whole State went black: […]

Power Point(Less): Routine Total Output Collapses Mean Wind Power’s Worse Than Useless

Weather-dependent wind power has no inherent commercial value, simply because it can’t be delivered as and when it’s needed. The only “value” is the massive and endless subsidies that it attracts. The graph above depicts the output for the month of March, from every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid, with a total notional […]

Priceless: Scots Forced to Pay Wind Farms £650,000,000 To NOT Generate Power

Once upon a time, electricity had a value defined by demand, not by the weather. Power that can’t be delivered as and when it’s needed has absolutely no commercial value. Which brings us to weather-dependent wind power; generated in chaotic, random intervals, it’s a case of either feast or famine. But businesses and households don’t […]

New Normal: Brits Brace For More Routine Blackouts Thanks to Wind Power Obsession

If you’re pinning your power needs on the weather, then get set for mixed results. No country has ever powered itself on sunshine and breezes alone; no country ever will. Those that are attempting to do so, in earnest, have come unstuck – eg Australia’s wind and solar capital, South Australia, the only Australian state […]

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. […]

Wind & Solar Chaos Leaves Europe’s Power Grid On Brink of Total Collapse

Germany led the way, and others soon followed: erratically delivered wind and solar now dominates Europe’s power grid. Naturally enough, power prices have rocketed and grid managers are left to deal with the chaos delivered by sunset and/or calm weather. Rapid surges and/or collapses in voltage and frequency – consequent upon surges and collapses in […]

Summer Holiday-Hell: Power Consumers Face Staggering Bill Whenever Wind Power Goes AWOL

When RE zealots talk about the ‘transition’ to wind and solar, they never specify when. They say it’s ‘inevitable’, but always kick the can down the road when pressed about precisely when we’ll all be powered by nothing but sunshine and breezes. Perhaps it’s got something to do with sunset? Or maybe even the weather? […]