Windwatch 25 June. Business as usual. 2% from Wind & Other at dinnertime

This looks like a seven days in a row when Wind and Other contributed about 2% to the dinnertime peak of demand. Wind is running about 9% of plated capacity across the country but in the blessed domain of Daniel Andrews it is just nudging 1.5%.

This is why every cent put into unreliable energy thus far is wasted, apart from self-funded roof panels and some standalone sites off grid. The whole lot would be stranded assets without the subsidies and preferential access to the grid. Some of them probably will be anyway due to the shortfall of transmission infrastructure from remote areas.

Is this getting attention somewhere in the MSM? And the Coalition party room.

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11 Responses to Windwatch 25 June. Business as usual. 2% from Wind & Other at dinnertime

  1. Roger

    Is this getting attention somewhere in the MSM? And the Coalition party room.

    Where the Minister for Energy is also tasked with emissions reductions?

  2. I just wonder how we’ll go when the the last of our coal fired power stations are demolished? I wonder if jousting etc will become an official sport as we learn to live a medieval life once again? Those ‘save our forests’ groups will be in for an ugly awakening.

  3. I suggest you scout out a cheap 2Kva generator.

    You are going to need them.

  4. MikeS

    I suggest you scout out a cheap 2Kva generator.

    have been thinking of getting one of these for a while: ‘LPG’ Generators

    On the upside, they auto start and connect to the gas mains so no one will have to root around with jerry cans full of diesel or petrol around a hot engine.

    On the downside, they connect to the gas mains which our rulers will no doubt have royally rooted by then as well.

  5. RobK

    2kVA is probably a bit light-on for most households.

  6. Mark A

    RobK
    #3053930, posted on June 26, 2019 at 4:54 am

    2kVA is probably a bit light-on for most households.

    Yes, a proper 5KA (not one that max for 2 minutes) is the minimum.
    Long term use 8 to 10 is recommended. Something with a decent long life engine.

  7. JohnL

    How much does it cost to run 2kVA generator in comparison to the main power? Would it be cheaper as well as more reliable to generate your own power?

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    The answer is to build more windmills ,thousands of them ,that will solve the shortage wont it .
    That seems to be the mantra for the climateerites ,all that lovely money looking for a new owner ,its a money tree for crony capitalists and corrupt pollieswine. Politics is broke ,politicians arent.

  9. teamv

    Some interesting long periods of low wind output so far this month.
    All visuals captured from http://www.anero.id

    14-16 June 2019: https://i.imgur.com/xKigqiN.jpg

    19-23 June 2019: https://i.imgur.com/KBkLlpK.jpg

  10. Rohan

    We have an energy broker who’s been hammering us to go put in more solar. I’ve had some interesting conversations with him regarding this folly. He is starting to see the light.

    Anyway, the contract prices for generation in Vic and SA have increased to $140 per MWh. This is a 350% increase within 5 years. but hey, lets go more ruinables.

    It’ll be ace sitting in the dark and being unemployed.

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