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Friday, 7 October 2016

South Australian Blackout. What does the future hold for South Australia.

Terence Cardwell

Image: GWPF
South Australian Blackout.  What does the future hold for South Australia.
It has become clear now that the failure of the South Australian Grid system was caused by the erratic behaviour, and then the sudden auto-shutdown, of the wind generators.  This substantially increased the load on the Victoria-to-South Australia interconnector, which exceeded the maximum allowable load and tripped the overload system.

The badly-built towers that fell over would have been isolated in just one-tenth of a second by the system protection mechanism, and if the grid system had sufficient stable base-load power you would have seen just a ‘bump’ on the system voltage and frequency graphs, but this would have been nothing that it couldn’t handle under normal circumstances.

The New South Wales system could lose 2 x 660 MW units and still recover stability after the spinning reserve and the unit’s load maximum rate pickups came into action, all within a matter of seconds.  But South Australia was a very under-protected and unstable grid system, with many little gas-fire powered stations trying to hang on to an insane setup.

There is no doubt it will happen again and again; this was not a once off.

It seems that the ‘Greens’ who brought this about are very slow to learn anything intelligent, and this
would have to happen many times before they get the message!  Ideology would seem to triumph over common sense and practicality.

But then it would seem that because of that environmental ideology that they couldn’t care less: they would seem to be hell-bent on destroying our industries, agriculture, and way of life.  Regrettably, ignorance combined with ideology represents a great curse on our country.

What now for the future of South Australia?

Any businesses, especially in manufacturing and mining, whether large or small, will tell you that one of the most important factors is the reliability of supply of electricity, and its cost.  The bigger the enterprise, the more important it is.

Now that South Australia has shown itself to be completely unreliable in this regard, and very expensive – just to pander to the ‘Green’ fruitcakes - companies will be making every effort to leave it in droves.  And anyone planning to go there now would be having very serious doubts about whether they should do so!

Any business in South Australia right now would be very nervous, especially a company such as BHP-Billiton that had to pay some $2,400,000 for the essential power it had to have: power that would have cost only $500,000 normally from the S.A. grid. (This is because the South Australian price would be a staggering $300 a Megawatt; any other state would be much cheaper.)

The irony is that in all probability the power being used presently comes through the Victorian interconnector, and is supplied from brown-coal power stations.  ‘Brown coal’!  What a bunch of hypocrites are both the ‘Greens’ and the South Australian government that they’ve been using ‘brown coal’!

The even bigger hypocrisy is that the ‘Greens’ want to close down the very power stations that are supplying power to South Australia.

But to show their real colours they had the temerity to blame Malcolm Turnbull and coal-fired power stations.  I think I know what the Chinese Government would do with them!

So what can S.A. do to fix this major dilemma?

There is no short term solution.  The South Australian Government has created a monster at which the whole world is laughing, and the contempt for the ‘Greens’ is becoming greater throughout the bulk of the community.  People are very slowly starting to realise that they have been lied to and deceived over the ‘anthropogenic global warming/climate change’ scam.

Meanwhile, and as a direct result, the United Nations organisation is raking in billions of dollars from so many stupid politicians and governments who have swallowed this nonsense.

Hopefully the people of the World will come to their senses before it is too late.

There is only one way solve the problem: stable power supplies are essential, whether generated by thermal or nuclear power stations.  Little power stations are expensive, and a waste of taxpayers’ money.  Not to build large and efficient units would be like a return to the 1950s as it was in New South Wales.

The federal government should NOT in any way assist the South Australian government.  It wasted its’ taxpayers’ money on these crazy ‘green’ schemes and so the unfortunate people in South Australia must pay to fix it.  The sad part of this is that many South Australians who did not support the ‘green’ madness will have to suffer also.

Those who voted for this disaster deserve to have to pay.  Those who did not will be caught up in the consequences.
“You reap what you sow!”

1 comment:

  1. Excellent article. Just focussing on the pylons that fell. Who designed them? Who checked that design work? Who ensured that they were fabricated and installed to the designer's specifications? What wind speeds, Factors of Safety, PowerLine loadings foundation conditions and "pack of cards" assumptions were written into and followed in the design specifications? What remedial and/or replacement work is now required to pylons and associated facilities throughout South Australia?


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