Checking the electricity supply to most of the nation we find Wind and Other contributing a tad under 5% of demand. And apart from Tasmania it is all very expensive. Yes I know it changes by the minute and it is too early for the sun, but if you like to start the day with a hot breakfast and then take a train to a workplace with lights and heating, not to mention power-driven equipment you had better thank the coal fired stations that still survive.
Our colleague Judith Sloan had another hard-hitting piece in The Australian yesterday but she ended on a rather feeble note, suggesting that we are stuck with the NEG. God help us!
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Near 9am Sydney, the sun is shining, demand has ticked up from 24+ to 25+ while Wind and Other has hardly moved from 1.1 to 1.2 and less than 5% of demand.
9 in Adelaide. 92% power from gas (h/t Mack).
2pm It was around 5% most of the morning and with demand down to 22 is surging to 6.7%. Only 3% in Queensland (the sunshine state).
4pm Evening demand picking up and the sun getting low in the sky. Wind and other down to 4.7% of demand. Price 100 in SA, in the 60s in Qld, NSW and Vic, 10 in Tasmania.
6pm. Demand up to 27.6, wind and other down to 0.750. Zero in Queensland. Price 150 in SA down from 200 recently, the others a bit over 100 and Tasmania under 50.