Wind farms moving north could smooth overall output

Ben Courtice from Yes2Renewables has published this article which analyses the implications of constructing the newly announced Goldwind/Transgrid 175 MW White Rock wind farm. Using the NEM-Watch Generation by Fuel Type live widget, he was able to confirm a 19.6% renewables contribution to the overall generation within the NEM. The article stated “At this point, without widespread windy conditions, and in the middle of winter, renewables (including wind, hydro and solar) were providing about 19.6% of the NEM’s electricity. Victoria’s brown coal behemoths were steaming away at near full capacity, providing 6073MW out of a capacity of about 6300MW.”