Wind drought June 2020


This was a “killer month” when the Capacity Factor of the entire wind fleet was 10% or less for several periods –

This submission to an inquiry in NSW in 2020 contains a day by day account of the drought in SA, Victoria and NSW during the longest “dry” spell, over 30 hours through the 5th and 6th of the month. Others were 18 hours on the 11th, 16 hours on the 27th and 15 hours on the 28th. The submission had to be lodged on the 20th so it does not contain data beyond that point.

Tasmania and Queensland had hardly any facilities then.


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Louis Litt
March 7, 2024 7:34 am

They won’t reduce coal power stations below 20% of the energy grid.

Delta A
Delta A
March 7, 2024 9:54 am

Very courageous of Dutton to mention nuclear some time ago. Having let the idea simmer and grow traction, he is now pushing ahead with solid pro-nuclear policies.

Damon
Damon
March 7, 2024 7:10 pm

What is the point of this? No-one can make the wind blow. If you rely on unreliables, disappointment is certain.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 8, 2024 2:09 pm

I think the ‘levee’ model is apt here…. it doesn’t matter how *high* you build your levee (ie what the maximum theoretical supply of your wind/solar are), what matters is whether it has any holes in it (ie what the minimum supply can fall to) … at present, the *minimum* supply from ‘renewables’ can fall to zero, ie (absent the invention of economical was to store electricity), the proposed ‘zero CO2’ system *cannot* work…. and, btw, they know this.

JC
JC
March 8, 2024 2:13 pm

The speech is worse than I thought from the bumbling old crook. He’s an embarrassment. He’s the color of death not being too far away. Bright Yellow.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 9, 2024 6:35 am

“Even the wind that does blow will not be enough to turn our blades…”

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