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Australian electrical system operator orders wind farms to cut back production in wake of blackout

Ten South Australian wind farms told to limit generation after statewide electricity blackout  http://cartoonsbyjosh.com TEN South Australian wind farms have been ordered to limit generation in the wake of the disastrous statewide power blackout because the national electricity market operator has declared they have not performed properly. The state’s biggest wind farm, at Snowtown, is…

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Australian Energy Market Operator report says wind farms were the ultimate cause of blackout, network withstood pylon downings

While ecos and wind farm proponents tried to blame the blackout on downed powerlines, a detailed report from AEMO shows it was actually wind farms that were the cause. From the Institute of Public Affairs | Australia’s leading free market think tank 5 October 2016 PRELIMINARY AEMO SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BLACKOUT REPORT: WIND RESPONSIBLE The Australian…

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South Australia’s wind energy crisis & state wide blackout were foreseeable – and foreseen

From the “it’s a 50 year storm I tell you” department, comes this interesting find by Larry Hamlin. While apologists rush to blame “climate change enhanced severe weather” for failure of the grid in South Australia, Hamlin finds that this problem with wind turbine farms maintaining frequency and causing a blackout was foreseen and published. If only…

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Study: Wind power fiercer than expected

As US’ first offshore wind farm takes root, study indicates wind may be more powerful, turbulent than expected University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in theJournal of Geophysical…

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Brexit: Siemens Freezes New Wind Power Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t mwhite – Siemens has frozen new British wind power projects, until the post Brexit relationship with the European Union is negotiated. Siemens freezes new UK wind power investment following Brexit vote German energy firm will not make fresh plans until the UK’s European relationship becomes clearer, but existing manufacturing…