Uumm, there is a thing called a national energy market. Something to do with QLD NSW VIC and SA.
Posted 4 years ago
South Australia’s current production? 1654MW of which solar is 430MW and wind is 60MW, 1MW exiting our ‘big battery’, the rest is gas.
South Australia’s current demand? 2320MW.
Those ‘renewables’ are doing well today. It’s not overtly hot, it’s not overcast, the battery is charged, but if we didn’t import electrons we’d be blacking our 1/3 of the state.
At times, wind output in a state with some 1698MW of wind capacity jumped above 1400MW, but had to be constrained back to 1200MW, because there were not enough gas generators in the system under the AEMO’s new guidelines.
South Australia currently sources more than 50 per cent of its electricity demand from large-scale wind and rooftop solar, with about 1,800MW of wind and 740MW of rooftop solar in place.
Another 650MW of large-scale wind and solar are under construction, another 1GW in the pipeline, and households and businesses are still adding 100MW of rooftop solar a year.