Approaching breakfast-time SA is importing half of its power from Victoria and 94% of the local generation is gas. The turbines are running at 2% of capacity and providing 5% of demand.
Victoria is generating a small excess of power but not enough to prop up SA without help from Tasmania and NSW. The Victorian windmills are running at 12%, just above wind drought level, and providing 8% of local generation, with coal delivering three quarters of the supply and gas 5%.
Across the NEM the wind is delivering 3.7% of consumption, running at 8% capacity and the fossils are giving 83% (coal 75%).
This is the snapshot at the time. In each state the upper, coloured bar shows generation and the lower (grey) bar is demand.
This is the picture in real time, so it will change when the sun is on duty.
This is the wind supply in real time so you can look at the picture across SE Australia and state by state.
RE enthusiasts need to realise that SA is the leader in demonstrating that we will never run on wind and solar power until the storage issue is resolved and that is nowhere in sight, certainly not in the next decade or three.
The International Energy Agency (a green organization) is projecting record coal consumption this year with coal consumption holding up past 2040. The fossil fuel contribution to worldwide energy use has declined all of 2% from about 87% to 85% over recent years despite the tens of billions that have been spent to make power more expensive and less reliable, with massive collateral damage on the environment.
Keep your eye on Europe to see the shape of things to come and the way Russia and China will gain power and influence out of the western energy crisis.
And check out the supply chain for Lithium where the IEA projects a 4000-fold increase in demand to meet 2040 targets for the net zero targets in the western world. Interesting to see that both Serbia and Chile have recently shut the door for western interests to mine the mineral (bad luck for people with Rio in their portfolio.)
Update on the situation in Chile, complicated by the recent change of government.
UPDATING AT 10AM. Wind across the NEM is down to 2% of supply at 6% of the capacity of the windmills. In NSW and Qld it is providing 1% of supply, 2% in SA, 5% in Victoria and Tasmania. The price in SA is three times the price in the other states. So much for cheap and reliable power from intermittent energy sources.