RENEWABLE BUT UNRELIABLE

The try hard leftist comedians at The Juice Media attempt to ridicule Australian government energy policy, extolling South Australia’s rapid adoption of alternative energy sources (at 1:00) as sheer genius:

All well and good except that the Australian Energy Market Operator warns that over-reliance on wind and solar will likely result in blackouts next week:

The energy market operator has warned South Australia may face a shortfall in electricity reserves, calling on generators to offer more power to the system.

“AEMO has forecast a supply constraint in South Australia on 4 June 2018 as a result of planned maintenance,” an AEMO spokesman said. “AEMO is seeking a market response.”

It has issued a Lack of Reserve (LOR) forecast for the state for next Monday. AEMO said a reserve of 455 megawatts was needed but only 333 megawatts were available.

The world’s largest lithium battery ain’t going to solve the problem.

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