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
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.