Terminal Diagnosis: Wind & Solar Chaos Places Australia’s Power Grid On Life Support

STOP THESE THINGS

Australia’s self-inflicted wind and solar calamity has just got serious; very serious.

Managing electricity grids is a finely balanced affair, requiring the ability to control what goes in and what goes out on a second-by-second basis.

The generation and distribution of electricity was relatively simple when synchronous, dispatchable conventional generation sources (in Australia, coal, gas and hydro) were the only game in town. Now, however, the erratic and chaotic and occasional delivery of large volumes of intermittent wind and solar has put paid to old certainties, and left grid managers struggling to prevent a complete grid collapse.

In this post STT takes a look at a brewing disaster waiting to happen. Precisely what the site has been predicting the best part of seven years.

The first article comes from the Australian Financial Review, which has been a very solid platform for wind and solar industry propaganda over the last decade…

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  1. nottrampis
    Feb 17, 2020 @ 10:17:36

    I remember this blog. It banned me when I linked an RN program interview with three bush fire experts!

    Wind and solar are going fine. Ask SA. On the other hand coal fired power stations are delivering blackouts as Melbourne knows only too well. AEMO is very nervous about units of coal fired power stations breaking down as they do on very hot days.

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