Just major voting groups percentages – data mostly from ACTEC and the ABC. The hordes of various “independents” in early ACT elections seems remarkable. Greens must be annoyed their big totals in 2008 have melted – the ACT should be GreenLeftie heaven. One seat in doubt as Labor maintains grip – Interesting that the ACT Libs did not offer a policy difference with the ACT Govt renewables energy target of sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2020.
My emails asking for an audit are in comments.
My Table below from 15 Sep – of catchment stations with 2016 rain totals updated through August shows that the Mundaring Weir/Dam, Victoria Dam, Churchmans Brook, Serpentine Main Dam and Wungong Dam rain data all show many examples of disparate monthly totals that require an audit.
AEMO daily Regional Reference Price for South Australia clearly fudged – if this carries on their data will be meaningless. 4th Oct RRP was originally minus $387.
Full size table
For 4 hours now South Australian electricity prices have been zero or negative. How do we expect to run a grid reliably when such a lunatic concept is promulgated by AEMO the grid authority.
Price is the heavy line – demand is thin pale line.
Here is the SA page at the Grid Public Knowledge wwwsite by Peter Bobroff.
Looking ahead 2 years to 2018 electricity grid authority AEMO predicts reserve shortfalls in South Australia – check the box for SA
Government’s energy policy worsened South Australian state-wide blackout
Are scales falling from State Govt eyes too?
Talk on YouTube – No Certain Doom: On the Accuracy of Projected Global Average Surface Air Temperatures
Patrick Frank, PhD presents at the 34th Annual DDP meeting, July 10, 2016, Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Frank, a chemist at the Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SLAC) at Stanford University, has authored 68 peer-reviewed publications.
Chris Gillham in Perth has been monitoring mean daily temperatures at Perth BoM sites and says Perth Airport 9021 is a shoo-in to have the coldest September mean since opening in 1944. Perth Metro 9225 in Mount Lawley has only been open from Jan 1994 replaced Perth Regional Office 9034 which commenced 1897 and underwent various moves before ending up in East Perth. Progress with temperature updates can be checked at AWN or the BoM.
Chris has a page discussing the history of various Perth weather stations since 1897. I will update as the final numbers are available and hope to include other Perth region sites such as Pearce – Jandakot – Medina etc It is amazing we can have a month like this in the teeth of the vast Perth urban heat island.
Rely on wind power – decommission your reliable coal fired generators – who could be surprised at a blackout. Nemwatch. As I write the AEMO Electricity Price and Demand www site shows none of their usual charts & data.
The weekend has seen a welter of speculation about the closure of Hazelwood neatly timed with a report by the Grattan Institute titled – Keeping the lights on. Victoria has the following coal fired generators – Hazelwood 1600MW –
Loy Yang A 2180MW – Loy Yang B 1000MW – Yallourn W 1450MW
Total 6230MW = possible max 149,520MWhrs per day
If Hazelwood shuts the total coal fired generating capacity reduces to 4630MW making for a possible max 111,120MWhrs per day if all units operated 24/7.
This chart of Vic daily generation by source (omits solar) shows the current dominance of coal – for large chart. I have marked with the pink X where a horizontal line would be drawn at 111,530MWhrs per day. So just below that would mark 111,120MWhrs per day. Without some way of replacing the reliable 1600MW capacity of Hazelwood – it seems amazing that the media run with this fairy-story.