Burn Money: wind farms in Tas and Vic are “correlated” — all useless at the same time

How to make electricity more expensive: build 1,000MW of random generation which needs expensive back up and an undersea cable too.

Tom Quirk noticed that the team selling the largest new wind farm in the Southern Hemisphere are claiming the correlation between the Tasmanian Robbins Island output is “very low” compared to the wind farms in Victoria. It would be nice if only it were true. Instead they apparently got their r mixed up with their r2 — and incorrectly claim the correlation is low when actually its dangerously high. I say “dangerous” because it’s dangerous to the NEM — the national grid. The last thing we need is 1,000MW of useless extra energy that arrives when all the other useless energy arrives — exacerbating the ups and downs — driving the efficient baseload providers out of business and leaving the nation with an expensive headache and sitting on a knife edge of frequency hell.

Jo

 

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Tasmania – Australia’s offshore wind farm?

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Is it possible that Tasmania could become Australia’s offshore wind farm? A proposal by UPC Renewables [1] an international developer of wind farms, suggests that a 1000 […]

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September 12, 2019 at 05:09AM

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