Wind fails, and fails again
Who would have thought that the wind-leading state would have such expensive power, driving the business community to call for nuclear power so they don’t go broke or move offshore?
MEMO Dont blow up your coal stations until nuclear power is on tap!
This comes on top of the recent study of long-term trends in wind power production which demonstrates that wind is never going to cut it.
Not so surprising when you realise that they struggle to generate enough power for their own modest needs. Most mornings and evenings they lean on coal power from Victoria. They burn gas every day and occasionally diesel!
Attached are provisional figures from my daily wind-watching at sunrise and sunset this month.
Key points from 34 observations:
SA generating enough wind power to meet local demand. 3
Exporting power to Victoria . 8 Importing 26
SA generating less than 20% of local demand 13
Burning diesel 2