SA’s Wind Farms Guilty: 28 September ‘Black System’ Caused by Wind Power Output Collapse

*** Whichever way you slice it (and it’s been cut from every possibly exculpatory angle), South Australia’s infamous Statewide blackout on 28 September 2016 was due to the inability of its 18 wind farms to tough out a typically vigorous spring storm front. Where conventional generators have no difficulty chugging away in bad weather, ‘systems’ […]

Australia’s Suicidal RET: Eastern States Soon to Follow South Australia Over its Wind Power Cliff

Maurice Newman was the former head of Deutsche Bank, the ABC and ASX so you’d be forgiven for thinking that he might know a thing or two about economics and business. Maurice doesn’t mince his words about these things: calling wind power “a crime against the people” (see our post here). Maurice has also previously […]

‘Reliance’ on Wind & Solar Pushes Germany’s Grid to the Brink of Collapse

Wind power in Germany doesn’t just look chaotic, it is chaotic. Over the winter, Germany’s weather dependent power system reached the very brink of collapse, as breezes became zephyrs and the sun spent the day-time hiding behind clouds and snow flurries. Germany Facing Mass Blackouts Because The Wind And Sun Won’t Cooperate The Daily Caller […]

South Australia’s Risible RET Rescue: Giant $150m Tesla Battery to Power SA for 4 Minutes

*** South Australia’s wind powered energy calamity hit high farce in the week just gone. Its vapid Premier, Jay Weatherill proved the adage that when you’re in a hole it’s best to stop digging; except that he didn’t – and, instead, determined to dig into taxpayers’ empty pockets. Faced with a looming electoral disaster 12 […]

Turnbull Turns: Australia’s Federal Government Backs HELE Coal-Fired Power Plants

*** Australia’s Federal government is led by the patrician and aloof, Malcolm Turnbull. A former investment banker and, before that, trusted Consigliere to media heavyweight, the late Kerry Packer, Turnbull is grappling with a renewable energy target that is set to destroy once profitable and productive Australian businesses and punish Australian families for generations to […]

SA’s Wind Power Debacle: AEMO Cuts SA’s Access to Victorian Power to Protect the Grid

SA’s plan to import electricity from Victoria a threat to stability: AEMO The Australian Michael Owen 21 January 2017 A plan for South Australia to import­ more baseload power from Victoria to ease its power crisis has been suspended by the national electricity market operator because of a “potential stabil­ity issue” linked to the state’s […]

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 […]