Tonight, 1454MW demand in renewable rich SA, 1111MW from gas, 24MW from wind. NSW spending energy to recharge their hydro, leaving coal from QLD, NSW and VIC to keep the place running.
VIC generating exactly 0 from wind, QLD 26MW from wing and 118MW from hydro, NSW 384MW from wind and 258MW from hydro (4707MW, 4392MW and 7780MW demands respectively).
Don’t worry, we will be 100% renewable in a few years - so long as we all live without phones, TVs and radios, and switch to candles for lighting and charcoal/wood for cooking.
You missed the part of 0MW from wind in SA. I've never seen it that low before and drawing power from the grid.
Yes, if Nuclear can be built for $80-90/MWh it would provide price and reliability stability and certainty advantages that we don't have today and will not have for the foreseeable future.
3000 MW plant on the eastern half of Vic, a
2000 MW in the western half Vic,
3000 MW in south half of NSW
3000 MW in north half of NSW
3000 MW in SW Qld
3000 MW in CQ
SA does all the fuel rod production and disposal.
End of coal
- All built on fixed power unit price contract, no outlay to the taxpayer
- Commission a turbine each year from 2024
- Keep going building each plant based on aging coal retirements until RE can offer a cheaper more reliable alternative
- Remaining gas is peaking gas.
- Each plant is built near the Interstate railway to enable nuclear rods and waste to be moved via rail
- All connected to a backward "L" shaped HV grid from CQ to Adelaide to move power as needed and manage outages.
- Wind, solar, hydro and pumped hydro to provide battery and peaking power and support a variable price market ontop of a fixed price market for nuclear.