Joining the Dots – One Wind Farm at a Time

The day after the South Australian storms, it was obvious to TMR and anybody with above Gump-level IQ what had happened and why.

After laying out the bare facts relating to South Australia’s energy policy, TMR concluded:

Those that can’t join the dots here need brain transplants.

Most telling is this statement from South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill:

‘This was a catastrophic weather event… they have had cyclones in Queensland that have caused less damage than occurred here,’ Mr Weatherill said.

That’s the point Jay (you nitwit) – you’ve just had a storm which doesn’t even come close to a real cyclone, yet your state’s entire power system has wet itself. Why is that?

Today, The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) further confirms what many of us already knew:

Wind farms were the first domino to fall in a cascade of errors that led to a statewide blackout in South Australia, the Australian Energy Market Operator has found.

In its preliminary report update released this morning. AEMO said nine of 13 wind farms providing power to the state reduced or cut their supply after six voltage disturbances tripped their “ride through voltage” systems as South Australia was lashed by extreme weather conditions on September 28.

With the wind farms reducing their contribution to the system, there was a rapid increase in demand from the Heywood Interconnector, whose automatic protection mechanism triggered, causing it to shut down and isolate South Australia from the rest of the transmission grid linking all of the southern and eastern states.

“The instantaneous loss of 900 MW of supply across the Heywood Interconnector could not be met by the generators remaining online within SA,” AEMO’s report says.

“The sudden and large deficit of supply caused the system frequency to collapse more quickly than the Under-Frequency Load Shedding (UFLS) scheme was able to act, resulting in the SA region Black System.”

The Black System meant the state’s entire electricity system had collapsed, resulting in a statewide blackout that lasted into the night as generators restarted and the interconnector was restored to operation.

Now you would think that there would be some serious questions being asked about relying on wind power to the extent that South Australia has.

Well, not quite.

According to the AEMO, all of this had nothing whatsoever to do with wind power generation. Apparently, it was all simply a matter of some bureaucrats not filling in some registration forms and all of it can be fixed by ‘developing improved settings’ (yes, really):

The market operator said the wind farm control system and its setting was not included in the models of wind turbine operation during registration for the national energy market registration.

[TMR: what is it with these climate leftists and their constantly failing ‘models’].

Because of this, wind farm operators and turbine manufacturers were developing improved settings for AEMO and until they had made changes, they would have their operation limited.

[TMR: isn’t it funny how coal and gas plants don’t have the same issues with their ‘settings’?].

To date, five of the nine farms affected have made changes and returned to normal operation, they said.

Australian Energy Council chief executive Matthew Warren said South Australia was a “living experiment” in how to manage high levels of renewables in modern energy grids.

“While the blackout was caused by a cascading set of events from extreme storms on the day, the most important thing is that we learn from this experience and do everything we can to prevent it reoccurring in the future,” Mr Warren said.

“This is not just about South Australia or wind farms — it is about how we make the transition to a new electricity system.”

AEMO said intermittency in wind power generation was not a material factor in the blackout and only 20MW of wind power was disconnected at the time due to wind gusts exceeding 90km/hr or more.

[TMR: you say what now!?].

This last line is by far the biggest line of junk in the whole report. The AEMO has just told us that South Australia’s wind farms pooped themselves because of a moderate storm – which then caused the interconnector to Victoria to throw a fit and also poop itself – which then instantly converted South Australia into South Sudan.

Straight after saying this, the AEMO then has the temerity to try and say that wind power was ‘not a material factor’? What drugs are these people on?

And what about the price South Australians and businesses are being forced to pay for this negligent experiment – and the price the rest of Australia is paying to bail them out?

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6 thoughts on “Joining the Dots – One Wind Farm at a Time”

    1. Less a question of IQ but more like peskiness – The majority of them have been brainwashed by the “Green Religion” which on the other hand supports IQ issues you refer to after all 🙂

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  1. Absolutely shameless gratuitous advertising. But hey, it’s all about an election in a foreign country. Right! But how many punters in Oz realise that the division in the Land of Debris and the Home of Depraved has a HUGE HUMUMGOUS influence on the land of drought and flood, expensive energy and brownouts and blackouts

    Copied, pasted, and plagiarised from Iron Bear and
    http://dailypundit.com/2016/10/17/the-unequally-terrible-election/

    There seems to be a meme wandering about.

    “Both candidates are equally terrible!” it goes.

    Lotta entries there, huh?

    “Both Candidates are equally terrible!” bleats the anguished cry.

    Oh yeah?

    Really?

    Let’s just examine that carefully for a moment, shall we? Hrmm.

    That’s so stupid that…

    Okay, now that I’m properly fortified against the brain death of others… let’s just take a look…

    [ed note: I removed the “more” tag. I wanted this entire glorious thing on the front page in its entirety]

    * One Candidate is an unindicted career political criminal with a verifiable record of political and personal corruption and illicit activity stretching back more than a decade before her ascendance to her first major political position by virtue of marriage of convenience to an even more charismatic and electable political criminal.

    The other Candidate is a multi-decades long figure who’s been in the world wide media and public scrutiny for longer than some hostile media figures have been out of diapers about whom the worst that has been dug up and exposed is that he’s filed for bankruptcy a couple of times and that he once said “pussy” in a taped conversation. Oh, and he has tiny, vulgar hands, too. So there.

    * One candidate is a professional political figure who’s major accomplishment is that with the visible aid of a compliant national media from both sides of the political divide has managed to claw her way to her party’s nomination by effortlessly walking over a half a dozen lackadaisical Primary opponents that most voters have never heard of, and who barely managed to withstand a Primary challenge from a 72 year old National Socialist from her own party.

    The other Candidate is a non-politician who managed to snag his party’s Nomination by handily defeating sixteen other professional politician Primary contenders while being scoffed at by everyone from lowly voters to high profile media figures to supposedly “Right-wing” pundits and vehemently opposed by entire might of the monetary and political apparatus of his own Party. Doing so while spending a minuscule amount of finances on campaigning. Despite having apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate has managed to successfully turn a prestigious Wellesley College education and a political marriage into a successful career that has netted her millions of dollars of income from political largess and monies skimmed from a visibly corrupt charity and who has somehow managed to claw her way from humble beginnings into possession of one of the largest unearned political fortunes in existence by dint of never meeting a donor she couldn’t soak for everything he was worth, and via grasping unerringly at every opportunity to squeeze a dishonest dollar from the Federal machine.

    The other Candidate managed to turn a million or so dollar parental loan and a Wharton School of Finance and Commerce education into a multi-billion dollar net worth, multiple successful businesses, a lucrative career in the public eye as a celebrity figure and television star – all in the private sector – while building successful and lucrative hotels and casinos in one of the most competitive business fields in existence. While somehow managing to find time to apparently say “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate has collected and spent tons of millions of dollars in donations from wealthy donors, the banking industry, Wall Street, the DNC, various lobbying groups and PACS and Super PACS – but apparently none from her own pocket – on political ads, TV spots, and campaigning… just so that she can shrink to even up or barely ahead in the race (depending on which media sources and polls you believe.)

    The other Candidate has comparatively spent a mere pittance – most from his own pocket – on 1) defeating sixteen other politically well funded (by donors) Primary candidates, 2) managing to stay even or somewhat slightly ahead in most states ahead of his opposition, and 3) withstanding a visibly and blazingly negative media assault from both Left and nominally “Right” wing media for over a year, and on a few small commercials and billboards. Let us not forget that he also may well have said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate has repeatedly demonstrated through her career a staggering level of criminal incompetency of such a magnitude that the only thing that’s kept her from being prosecuted for her private Federal level server misuse and her cavalier leak and hack prone treatment of Classified documents and information – a Federal crime that would have anyone else buried under Leavenworth in short order – is a Justice Department and FBI head that appears determined to doggedly look the other way despite any evidence that’s dropped under their noses.

    The other Candidate… apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago. Oh, and he has tiny, vulgar hands, too.

    * One candidate manages – barely – to fill an audience with a few hundred supporters at events (for relative values of “fill”) and who has become notorious for staying out of the public and media eye (and spotlight) while holding as few public events and press conferences (read: “nearly zero”), and is currently on hiatus from campaign events while discussing her non-participation in the upcoming and final Presidential Debate.

    The other Candidate holds several rallies a week in states across the United States that have an attendance of tens of thousands – with more tens of thousands turned away for lack of room, has maintained a grueling public appearance and interview schedule since his entry into the Primary race, and constantly maintains a high profile and vastly entertaining presence on social media. He also apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate is a demonstrable and self avowed Internationalist who has never met a foreign entanglement that she didn’t like and couldn’t turn to her financial advantage, even if it kills U.S. Ambassadors in the doing.

    The other Candidate has stated an intent to return America to its former greatness, bring back American industries, curb illegal immigration, withdraw from foreign entanglements that do not further U.S. interests, and has an avowed intent to place American national interests first. Oh, and he apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate has publicly stated an intent to multiply tenfold the current Administration’s Islamic refugee resettlement in the U.S. within her first year in office, and has stated openly that she intends to abolish the concept of a United States border during her administration.

    The other Candidate has stated repeatedly that he intends to call for a temporary halt on Muslim entry and immigration into this country until we can examine the situation and figure out how to deal with it, and has stated that he intends to shut our southern border and build a border wall while strengthening our Border Patrol, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and deport aliens (criminals) who are currently here illegally. But, while he may have called illegal immigrants “criminals”, there’s zero evidence that he ever referred to any of them as a “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate favors illegal immigrants and wants them to vote for her.

    The other Candidate marries legal immigrants and raises families and businesses with them. He also may have said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate has vowed publicly and in print that she intends to eliminate the 2nd Amendment and remove privately owned guns from American hands.

    The other Candidate vows to “fully support and back up the Second Amendment.” He also apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago, but it is unknown as to whether he ever said “pussy” in conjunction with anti-Gun advocates.

    * One candidate apparently thinks that a war with Russia over Syria, Turkey, cyberspace, and the Ukraine is just a swell idea.

    The other Candidate has said openly that he thinks Vladimir Putin is a great guy and a leader and someone he can deal with to the mutual benefit of both Russia and the United States. He also has apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago, however, reportedly not in connection with Vladimir Putin. We strongly suspect that Vladimir Putin may have said “gnoyevidnyy” at some point, probably in conjunction with the word “Obama”.

    * One candidate supports the EU, and opposes Brexit.

    The other Candidate supported Brexit and prefers to promote national and American interests over supporting international organizations like the European Union. We strongly believe that there is no truth to any rumors that he once apparently called anti-Brexit voters “pussies” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate managed to expertly get a United States Ambassador killed while holding a United States Presidential Cabinet level position.

    The other Candidate has apparently never managed to get anyone killed, despite having apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago. By this point in our lives, we’re reasonably certain that as of this date, no one has ever died from hearing or reading the word “pussy”. (If we’re wrong and this essay kills you, do please email and let us know.)

    * One candidate is a lifelong professional politician, having started out in her political life at thirteen years old in Chicago before going on to marry a successful and charismatic politician and use his professional coattails to build a lucrative career as First Lady, followed by a Cabinet Position, and now very nearly to within shouting distance of the Oval Office.

    The other Candidate managed somehow to parlay a Wharton School of Business education and a starting position working for his father’s company into a successful multi-billion dollar career as an American businessman, television producer, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election, while building multiple hotels, casinos, public buildings, and offices and still having somewhere found the time to have apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate had an apparent health crisis, stumbled, and possibly nearly passed out before having to be helped into her van and cancelling her visit to the 9/11 events and is rumored (by me) to have been seen sucking out the soul of a small child in order to regain her lost hit points.

    The other Candidate reputedly has a clean bill of health and has been seen publicly maintaining a grueling campaign and appearance and interview schedule that would probably kill a number of younger men. He’s also never been known to have devoured the souls of children, although he reputedly has said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate is apparently irresistible to flies, and indifferent to their presence upon her skin.

    The other Candidate apparently doesn’t produce enough bullshit to attract flies, a true rarity in a political campaign. He also reputedly may have said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago, which just goes to show that there’s no flies on the man.

    * One candidate quite possibly may have a pussy, according to unsubstantiated reports. We are told that she is remarkably lifelike under certain lighting. We are pretty certain, however, that no sane male would want to grab her by that orifice, not even Bill, who is “sane” only by the most generous definition of the word.

    The other Candidate has apparently said “that if you’re a Star, you can just grab them (women) by the pussy and they’ll (women will) let you do anything” in an interview eleven years ago – a statement that no male has ever been able to sucessfully refute, and that women are unable to prove to be empirically wrong. (We think he meant “women”. He may have been discussing grabbing pussies like Obama and Jonah Goldberg by the, ah… whatever and making them do anything, and we are still unable to either disprove or disagree with that statement.)

    * One candidate has used her public and political position to bully, intimidate, harrass, ridicule, and persecute women who have been sexually harassed and/or sexually assaulted by and in some cases reputedly outright raped by a major political figure.

    The other Candidate apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate is married to Bill Clinton and has a child who may or may not be the daughter of Webb Hubbell.

    The other Candidate is married to a Supermodel and has multiple successful children from that and previous marriages, presumably all his own, despite apparently having said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago. One might be tempted to think that saying “pussy” is no barrier to getting “pussy”.

    * One candidate has a reputation for being vile to her Secret Service detail and other aides and employees.

    The other Candidate has yet to be accused of being mean to his employees in well over a year and a half of political campaigning and intense media scrutiny. He also has apparently never called any employee a “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate shames women merely by existing.

    The other Candidate once fat shamed a beauty pageant contestant that he was paying to stay slim and competitive. He also apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago.

    * One candidate has possibly never met a military veteran or hero she liked.

    The other Candidate… well, actually, he seems to have just about as high an opinion of John “War Hero” McCain as I do, so that would be a wash, except that he demonstrably does like and support the military and military vets. And he did apparently said “pussy” in an interview eleven years ago, so he’s got that going for him.

    And so on and so forth. That’s only a partial list. I could add more entries – a lot more.

    And so, I just gotta say: both Candidates are equally terrible? Seriously?

    Dafuq are you people smoking, anyway?

    Dafuq?

    And don’t even get me started on the “Trump is a spectacularly unserious Candidate!” bullshit.

    Bite my narrow Texican ass now, y’hear?

    Because Fuck You

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    Posted in Bitch Clinton, Clinton Crime Family/Syndicate, Delusions and Fantasies, Double Down On Dumbass, Election 16, Election 2016, President Trump, Trump Tagged Ironbear permalink

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  2. “EXPERIMENTING” with reliable supply of power without a plan B is criminally negligent, considering the catastrophic consequences a breakdown could have.

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  3. Can there be any doubt that the corruption, the deceit, the ignorance, violence, and thuggery being proved in the American Establishment is being duplicated in the Land of Oz?

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