Victorian Power Crisis

 
Topic moved from Victoria by dthead on 03 Feb 2020 21:35
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I think you'll find half a paragraph is quite a bit more than your assertion of 'not a single line' so how about accepting that you were wrong and moving on?

The AEMO media release about the incident directly attributes the issues to the storm damage but don't let the facts get in the way of your word salad rant. https://aemo.com.au/news/updated-heatwave-conditions-in-victoria
The AEMO is not the ABC and the ABC didn't accurately report the source of the problems, nor the consequences.
The ABC attributed it to storm damage. AEMO attributed it to storm damage. How many straws are you left clutching?
It's not the full story, The Australian carried the full story.
The Australian carried the full story except for the bit about the interconnector being damaged by a storm which caused the outage.
Fatty
The Australian covered that incident at Cressy but it wasn't the full story. The SA/VIC inter-connector tripped out because it was suddenly overloaded, no mention of that on the ABC. Also no mention of the fact that VIC was load-shedding at that point and the storm at Cressy actually helped with that because it made the decision for them about who to black out.

Please give it up, you're just making yourself look more and more foolish.

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  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I think you'll find half a paragraph is quite a bit more than your assertion of 'not a single line' so how about accepting that you were wrong and moving on?

The AEMO media release about the incident directly attributes the issues to the storm damage but don't let the facts get in the way of your word salad rant. https://aemo.com.au/news/updated-heatwave-conditions-in-victoria
The AEMO is not the ABC and the ABC didn't accurately report the source of the problems, nor the consequences.
The ABC attributed it to storm damage. AEMO attributed it to storm damage. How many straws are you left clutching?
It's not the full story, The Australian carried the full story.
The Australian carried the full story except for the bit about the interconnector being damaged by a storm which caused the outage.
The Australian covered that incident at Cressy but it wasn't the full story. The SA/VIC inter-connector tripped out because it was suddenly overloaded, no mention of that on the ABC. Also no mention of the fact that VIC was load-shedding at that point and the storm at Cressy actually helped with that because it made the decision for them about who to black out.

Please give it up, you're just making yourself look more and more foolish.
don_dunstan

Have you got a non News Limited source for your continued assertion that the interconnector tripped before the storm damage?
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
don I said back at the start of this, a small engine etc will keep a 40' container frozen from Bordertown to Melbourne and until such time that it's loaded onto a boat, it's not rocket science.

So if your life or living is dependent on electricity as has been shown back a few posts, it certainly doesn't cost the earth do achieve this your self. So be furious and outraged but that won't help with the electricity supply when there is a very simple solution.

Yes the Govt or power company's should provide us with this in this day and age but that is not always the case. As they should provide a fast and reliable train system but that isn't the case either, hospitals/ health same.

Some of those we have no control over at all but the electricity we can over ride the system and provide our own, if we choose to do so. Sitting on your hands and going off the planet about what the Govt should be doing won't solve anything. Obviously you have to look after your self because nobody else will.

BigShunter.
  Andrewdr Locomotive Fireman

Ever since Kennett privatised the lot, successive Victorian Premiers seem to have believed that they had no obligation to ensure adequate power supplies available to meet the inevitable growing demand.
It's a combination of privatised power gouging a captive market and the complete mess that 'green' energy sources have been making of the grid and the concept of reliable supply.

I think Brenton has every right to be furious - I felt exactly the same way after the blackout we had here in 2016 that was exclusively due to overloaded wind farms although they did everything they could to try and bury that cause. Now the poor long-suffering grid captive South Australian residents such as myself have to pay $1,600,000,000 to build yet another transmission line to NSW in order to try and shore up our capacity during times that our rubbish wind-towers and solar inputs can't meet demand or are knocked out of action and so we don't need the $300,000,000 worth of diesel generators that Weatherill bought to back-up the grid any more.

NONE of this would have happened if South Australia's only coal-fired power plant - Playford at Port Augusta - was still supplying us with cheap and reliable power. Honestly, who on earth would want to be running a business in South Australia OR Victoria - we have between us the highest domestic electricity charges in the world and we can't even manage to keep the lights on all the time.
don_dunstan
AEMO report that overall reliability of power supply to the grid in Australia - note, not power supply to consumers - was 99.8% over the last 2 years and in SA it was 100%. The overwhelming issue re power interruptions to customers is network outages.
My understanding re the 2016 blackout in SA was the in