Wind Power Output Collapses Driving Wholesale Power Market Chaos

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Random 3,000 to 4,000 MW wind power output collapses at the heart of Australia’s power pricing and supply calamity. In a, don’t say we told you so moment, Australia’s self-inflicted renewable energy chickens are coming home to roost.

Power rationing is now routine and power prices soaring out of control.

What’s depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid Energy – is the output delivered by Australian wind power outfits to the Eastern Grid last month.

Spread from Far North Queensland, across the ranges of NSW, all over Victoria, Northern Tasmania and across South Australia its entire capacity routinely delivers just a trickle of its combined notional capacity of 8,587 MW.

Rapid and unpredictable surges and collapses in wind power output (sunset does precisely the same job with solar power output, although somewhat more predictable) are causing total chaos in Australia’s wholesale power markets, as the team from Jo Nova outline below (we’ll return…

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