Here in Australia even the so-called conservative government is backing this scam of solar and wind. These politicians must not yet know that ‘Wind power is the joke where the punchline is a mixture of rocketing power prices and a grid on the brink of collapse. None of which is particularly funny for those suffering from one and threatened by the other. As to the latter, this country’s maniacal obsession with heavily subsidised and chaotically intermittent wind and solar has Australia at ‘situation critical’.
Depicted above – courtesy of Aneroid Energy – is the output delivered by Australian wind power outfits to the Eastern Grid so far this month.
Spread from Far North Queensland, across the ranges of NSW, all over Victoria, Northern Tasmania and across South Australia its entire capacity routinely delivers just a trickle of its combined notional capacity of 7,295MW.
Collapses of over 3,000 MW or more that occur over the space of a couple of hours are routine, as are rapid surges of equal magnitude, which make the grid manager’s life a living hell, and provide the perfect set up for power market price gouging by the owners of conventional generators, who cash in on the chaos.
On 4 May 2020, Australia’s fleet of whirling wonders spent most of the day producing less than 600MW (or 8.2% of capacity) and by mid-afternoon were producing a trifling 152 MW – 2.08% of their notional capacity.
On 14 May 2020, in a remarkably similar performance, they spent business hours producing less than 600MW, bottoming out mid-afternoon at 303MW – 4% of capacity.
On 15 May 2020, proving that lightning does strike twice in the same place, again output was less than 600MW for most of the day, collapsing to a meagre 266MW by afternoon tea time, representing a less than helpful 3.6% of the entire capacity of every wind turbine connected to the eastern grid.
Instead of the Windy Hill Wind Farm powering hundreds of thousand homes with ‘free’ energy lovingly caressed from mother nature’s benevolence, the daily reality is that Australia’s electricity is being supplied by coal and gas.’ https://stopthesethings.com/2020/05/20/situation-critical-massive-wind-power-collapses-threaten-australias-entire-eastern-power-grid/