What wind? Under 10% capacity all day and down to 3.7% right now 4.30pm.
Interesting. Still enough real power available to keep the prices down surprisingly. At 26GW Still well short of the 6.pm peak demand that is likely to be 30GW.
Solar providing about 7% of demand and falling like a stone approaching 5, at the peak this will be zip and if the wind does not revive the contribution of unreliables will be effectively zero at dinner time.
What was that about 45% renewable energy?
At 5pm the prices have taken off in SA, Vic and Tas.
Meanwhile in Great Britain there is an official energy emergency and all available talent must be recruited to energy research!
A team of experts from the University of Exeter’s Energy Policy Group has analysed gender balance within the crucial field of energy research and spoken to female researchers about their experiences of academic life. The study, launched today (14th June 2019), sets out how research funders and universities can ensure female talent and expertise is mobilised in transforming our energy systems.
The report is particularly timely as the UK parliament declares a climate emergency and the government commits to legislate for a 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target. It is clear that energy research needs to harness 100 per cent of available talent in order to meet the challenge of rapidly decarbonising energy systems.