The choke point in pictures. Get ready to cook with gas!

This was the situation just after sunset last Monday 13 April.  First the whole of SE Australia (the National Energy Market), with the wind contributing 1% of demand.

And in South Australia, the wind leader of the nation.

The same story with the wind contributing 1% and gas doing the heavy lifting. The chart reports on power generated in the state and so it does not show the coal power that comes from Victoria when there is not enough local power, which is a lot of the time.

The fragility of the wind supply in the state of South Australia. On April 2 the wind faded in the evening and delivered practically nothing all night. The Musk battery would have lasted for three or four minutes.

 

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One Response to The choke point in pictures. Get ready to cook with gas!

  1. Mark M

    SA mightwell be the leader in windmills, but fails 100% at preventing any global warming.

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