Great excitement at RenewEconomy where they report that wind power matched brown coal in the September quarter. We will see if there is any reaction to the reminder in comments about the choke point problem.
Petkovic says wind power also set a new record for the highest ever electricity generation in the third quarter, in this case driven by new capacity coming on line, particularly in Victoria, which now trails the long-term leader of wind generation – South Australia – by just two per cent.
The nascent wind industry in Queensland – the Mr Emerald and the still to be completed Cooper’s Gap wind farm – is also revealed in red.
There have also been outages at units of the Loy Yang A and Yallourn, which have contributed to the dip in electricity generation from brown coal.
But Petkovic pointed out that the electricity generated from variable renewables in the July-September quarter was higher than that of brown coal in any of the last five quarters.
UPDATE. There are a couple of rejoinders from the wind fans in the comments in case people would like to join the conversation.