Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another "benefit" of "green" power

South Australia has committed to "renewable" energy to a degree that is not seen anywhere else on the planet.  So much power comes from solar and wind that the electricity grid has become unstable, with a massive state-wide blackout last year and ongoing fears of a repeat.

Well, the Experts have come up with a solution - shut down a car plant and throw 13,000 people out of work.  Alas, this is no panacea:
South Australia's forecast maximum operational demand, which usually occurs when air-conditioners kick in on very hot afternoons in summer, is expected to fall to 3,035 megawatts by 2021-22. 
The current maximum demand is 3,116MW.
Nevertheless, AEMO is forecasting widespread shortfalls of reserve power over the next two summers, prompting the State Government to invest in temporary generators.

There must be some more good paying jobs that can be killed off to usher in the Green Rapture.

2 comments:

Fred said...

"There must be some more good paying jobs that can be killed off to usher in the Green Rapture."

Most of their automobile assembly jobs, which they killed off over the last few years.

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/news/latest-news/2016/10/collapse-of-australian-car-manufacturing-industry-.php

Ken said...

Well, the endgame is everyone (except the nomenklatura on bicycles a la Beijing anyway, innit?