Code Black: Wind & Solar Chaos Guarantee Mass Summer Blackouts (Again)

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What ‘getting ready for Summer’ means in South Australia & Victoria.

As Summer approaches, Australia’s wind and solar obsession means more mass blackouts are guaranteed.

During January 2018, load shedding caught power consumers short in South Australia, Victoria and NSW. Energy hungry businesses such as aluminium smelters and even hospitals were forced to power down during a run of scorching days and nights, when temperatures soared and wind power output plummeted: Australia Closes Coal-Fired Power Plants: Hospitals Forced to Cut Power Use & Power Prices Rocket

On the Australia Day long-weekend in January 2019, the barbecue stopper was that week’s round of what’s euphemistically called “demand management”: Soviet era power rationing, an integral part of Australia’s ludicrous attempt to run on sunshine and breezes. If it wasn’t deadly serious, it’d almost be hilarious.

STT spelt out the truly ‘inevitable’ consequence of attempting to run on sunshine and breezes back in…

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  1. nottrampis
    Aug 26, 2019 @ 20:23:02

    the blackouts were caused by coal fired power stations breaking down as they always do under very high temperatures. highly ironic.
    Very soviet union on this blog completely changes why the blackouts occurred.

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    • Jim Rose
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 20:45:16

      Does wind power make a system more stable?

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      • nottrampis
        Aug 26, 2019 @ 20:48:33

        what units break down when it is very hot. you do know they broke down once every three days last year and that is an improvement on their ‘reliability’.

        It is amazing what global warming does to coal fired power stations

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        • Jim Rose
          Aug 26, 2019 @ 20:54:49

          Does the wind vary?

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        • nottrampis
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:26:59

          not relevant to the topic Jim.
          Can’t talk about other countries but here in OZ any possible blackouts is because of this very cause not because of wind or solar power
          you cannot dsmit to the unreliability of coal fired power stations nor to their unreliability because their units breakdown with monotonous ‘reliability’.

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        • Jim Rose
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 10:29:34

          There is a difference between unreliable and breakdowns. Does wind breakdown when the wind stops?

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        • nottrampis
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 11:47:59

          The wind does not stop all over Australia or New Zealand for that matter. They are built all over the place

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        • Jim Rose
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:01:14

          Sounds expensive

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        • nottrampis
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 12:24:29

          less that coal!!!

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        • Jim Rose
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 13:23:42

          Coal stations don’t have to be built invwibdy places and use lots of land

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        • nottrampis
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 13:53:38

          Sorry but I believe in market forces. If wind power is viable in those places then they are built. If something else is more profitable than that will be built.coal stations even new ones are unreliable and break down.

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        • Jim Rose
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 15:45:40

          So wind isn’t subsidized?

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        • nottrampis
          Aug 27, 2019 @ 16:12:27

          well there should be a price on carbon for the negative externalities but a subsidy is second best. It is essentially the same cost as old coal here and wil go under old coal costs very soon as solar PV already has

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