It has happened.
NEM Watch is showing NO brown coal generated power in SA. Yesterday it was showing 200MW of brown coal sourced generation, about one Northern unit at 80%, today nothing. Gas burn has increased to compensate.
Wait for the brown outs, load shedding and blackouts!
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
Before the year is out."
The Aust Energy Market Operator doesn't see any problem in shutting down Pt Augusta. May be it's only old-school engineers who lament the passing of last century's technology.
Sorry guys, I get emotional about this.It might be more appropriate to get emotional about a disappearing Great Barrier Reef - and shut down a few more coal-fired power stations.
First day without coal fired power and the wind farms can only produce 384MW out of their almost 1500MW capacity. Reason too much wind.
At one stage even the diesel generators kicked in.
SA in sinking, the first place to be able to build submarines under water.
We'd better do ti quickly too - before rising sea levels do put the submarine facility under water.