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Widespread electrical blackout in
central Australia caused by...clouds

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Posted By: DVC, 12/10/2019 1:38:36 AM

The danger of reliance on electrical generation power sources that can suddenly surge or diminish the way wind and solar energy do was highlighted by a major blackout that left central Australia and the "major" town of Alice Springs without electricity for up to nine hours. Yesterday, two top energy officials in the Northern Territory lost their jobs over the fiasco:  The Northern Territory Labor government has sacked the territory's two most senior energy chiefs following a damming report from the market regulator into a "system black" event that hit the city of Alice Springs in October.


So, they have so much of their power grid dependent on solar panels that if a cloudy day comes up, the system crashes and nobody has any idea what to do. Not enough actual REAL power plant capacity to make up for it, apparently.
And this is where our lunatic eco-freaks are pointing us, too.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche 12/10/2019 1:42:03 AM (No. 257629)
But..but..their hearts were in the right place and then, of course, Greta...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maggie2u 12/10/2019 2:23:45 AM (No. 257639)
In other words, every cloud doesn't come with a silver lining.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 12/10/2019 3:35:37 AM (No. 257660)
Despite ignoring backup equipment, it must have made them FEEL GOOD to fire two people who couldn't possibly do anything about the weather. I hope nobody there drives an electric car.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: allofus 12/10/2019 4:53:31 AM (No. 257676)
Although these people are really DUMB, don’t chuckle just too much. There are many, many, like them who mostly live in California. Actually, any stable electrical generation system needs “Spinning Equipment” backing up the highs and lows of Solar or Wind generation. Of course it will happen in the USA at some point as well. Many Dumb people out there.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 12/10/2019 8:17:55 AM (No. 257796)
I was in Alice Springs last year and also at Ayers Rock which is just a quick plane hop away. Both are in the desert where the sun shines pretty much all year round. They get maybe 6 inches of rain a year. At Ayers Rock there is a resort with a couple of hotels and some restaurants and shops - it provides the only accommodations in the area. It is surrounded by huge fields of solar panels and they are adding more. But even with all those panels and all of that sunshine, the fields only provide 15% of the resort’s power needs. It’s yet another boondoggle for the enviro-wackos.
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