South Australia’s wind energy crisis & state wide blackout were foreseeable – and foreseen

Watts Up With That?

From the “it’s a 50 year storm I tell you” department, comes this interesting find by Larry Hamlin. While apologists rush to blame “climate change enhanced severe weather” for failure of the grid in South Australia, Hamlin finds that this problem with wind turbine farms maintaining frequency and causing a blackout was foreseen and published. If only some people had the sense to pay attention.

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin.

In a 2014 report issued by the Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd (which operates the national energy market) & Electranet (which operates the national electricity transmission grid) these agencies examined the credible events that could occur in South Australia (SA) with loss of electrical system control that could lead to a state wide black out.

The report noted ( that the continuing and growing use of wind turbines (which do not have synchronous generators that stabilize the electric…

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