Déjà Vu (All Over Again): Yet Another Wind Power Output Collapse Plunges 200,000 South Australian Homes into the Dark Ages

Southern Australia at the Mercy of Windweasels! Blackouts ensue!

STOP THESE THINGS

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Baseball Player, Manager and great American philosopher, Yogi Berra was famous for his in-eloquent, but somehow prescient and folksy quips. Lines such as “If you come to a fork in the road, take it” and “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them”, might leave many scratching their heads, but his observation about repeated occurrences out on the ballpark – “It’s like déjà vu all over again” – seems perfectly designed to capture South Australia’s unfolding (and now inescapable) power pricing and supply calamity.

Contrary to Yogi’s warning about how tough it is “to make predictions, especially about the future,” STT has been (correctly) forecasting routine load shedding and mass blackouts for South Australia for years now. Once lauded as “Australia’s Wind Power capital”, thanks to its wind power obsession, SA has become an international laughing stock.

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After a mass blackout…

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