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

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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 […]

South Australia’s September Wind Power Blackout Cost Businesses & Households $367 Million

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When, on 28 September this year, a run-of-the-mill spring storm brought buffeting winds to South Australia, wind speeds exceeded 25m/s (90km/h), the bulk of its 18 wind farms saw their turbines shutdown automatically to protect themselves from catastrophic self-destruction. Metropolitan Adelaide was without power for hours, regional centres without power for days and mines in […]

Doomed to the Dark Ages: No Solution for South Australia’s Wind Power Blackouts

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When a mass blackout thrusts your State onto the international stage, as an outrageous possibility, there just could be a little something wrong with your energy policy. Here’s the view from the USA. Australia Has Serious Problems With Green Energy Triggering Blackouts The Daily Caller Andrew Follett 23 November 2016 South Australia is still struggling […]

South Australians Turn Against Wind Power & Plump for an Atomic Future Instead

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*** In the 1940s, South Australian Legend, Tom Playford (Premier for 26 years from 1938 to 1965) took a natural gift, in the form of vast untapped reserves of brown coal located at Leigh Creek, directed it through power plants at Port Augusta and, with its cheap and reliable power supply, built a mining, manufacturing […]

‘Peak Lunacy’: Australia’s Unfolding Energy Fiasco Cripples SA – Victoria to Follow

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*** In Ridley Scott’s 1991 feminist version of the classic American road film, Thelma and Louise, the protagonists hit the road in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible, hoping to escape the dropkick men in their dreary lives. Thelma, in resisting the unwanted advances of a would-be rapist, pumps her assailant full of lead and the […]

South Australian Debacle Shows Wind Power a ‘Proven Failure’

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It took the wind power disaster to unfold in South Australia before mainstream media started to notice the bleeding obvious: these things don’t work – on any level. Slowly, but surely the press have pounced – attacking the causes and consequences of pouring $billions in subsidies at a power generation system which can only be […]

Enron Rides Again: Wind Power Chaos Enables Rampant Price Gouging by Conventional Generators

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South Australia’s ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes has rendered it an international laughing stock.  Daily, routine, total and totally unpredictable collapses in wind power output result in price gouging efforts that see the spot price for power rocket from around $70 per MWh to $2,000 to $4,000 per MWh, in a matter […]