When your power supply depends on the weather … life’s a lottery.
Electricity used to be taken for granted in Australia, like running water. Not anymore. Thanks to chaotically delivered wind and solar, having power during hot weather is now treated more like winning the lottery.
Joni Mitchell sang about not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone in her ditty, Big Yellow Taxi. Likewise, Victorians have joined wind ‘powered’ South Australians in their appreciation of knowing what it’s like to swelter in the dark, whenever the sun sets and/or calm weather sets in.
200,000 Victorian businesses and households were left fuming after a dramatic wind power output collapse during hot weather. This is happening in a state determined to destroy its coal-fired electricity supply (Labor MPs wept with joy when Hazlewood, a 1,600 MW plant closed) and throw all caution to the wind and sun. Victoria, just like SA…
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