Renewables stress: The daily battle just to keep the lights on in Australia


By: - Climate DepotApril 3, 2019 4:38 PM

Renewables stress: The daily battle just to keep the lights on in Australia

http://joannenova.com.au/2019/04/renewables-stress-the-daily-battle-just-to-keep-the-lights-on-in-australia/

Who’s afraid of a cascading blackout? Last year investment in unreliable and asynchronous generators doubled in Australia thanks to government decree. For some reason, adding another few gigawatts of iffy capricious infrastructure to a 50GW finely-tuned-system appears to put the whole national grid in a near constant state of emergency. The AEMO (our market operator) had intervene in the South Australian market eight times in 2016/17, but last year they had to do it 101 times. This warning comes from the Australian Energy Market Commission (AMEC) which makes the rules for the national grid. Why are they baring the dirty renewables laundry? Because the answer to the crisis is always bigger government and this is a reason to call for it. Renewables stress the grid Perry Williams, The Australian Australia’s electricity grid is relying on emergency safety nets to keep the lights on, … The deterioration of the strength of the electricity network — most pronounced in South Australia — is also spreading to southwest NSW, northwest Victoria and north Queensland, adding to wholesale costs incurred by users. SA’s electricity system is increasingly operating under the direct intervention of the grid operator, […]Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

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