Victoria’s ‘dark ages’ begin …

Today, once mighty Victoria, came down to importing power from Tasmania! Yesterday, they turned off the last coal-fired turbine in an amazing show of vandalism. The state that built a desalination plant for the rains that would never come again, still unused, since the cables and wiring got eaten by rats.


The last two Hazelwood brown-coal generators will go offline on Wednesday ahead of Friday’s closure.

Yes, Victoria really has reached the ‘dark ages’:  First day post Hazelwood – Tassie Hydro props up Eastern electricity grid

Comments from the north and during an eastern wind drought. Generation by Nemwatch – Price and Demand from AEMO. For bigger Nemwatch chart

QLD demand 6,042MW with generation 6,959MW running a modest surplus in view all grids need some spinning reserve.
NSW demand 8,306MW with generation 7,686MW running a surprising deficit. Must be maxing imports from Qld.
Vic demand 5,373MW with generation 5,328MW small deficit should have spinning reserve. I have never seen Vic in deficit in a year or more watching.
SA demand 1,525MW with generation 1,323MW running a deficit – must be importing from Vic.
Tas demand 1,277MW with generation 1,902MW running a big surplus – Basslink must be humming at near max 600MW feeding power to SA, NSW and Vic.
Verily our politicians have wrought harm to our electricity system.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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