Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 5 December 2022 To 11 December 2022

Posted on Mon 12/12/2022 by

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By Anton Lang ~

This continuing Series of Posts will detail the daily data for wind generation from all the Industrial Wind Plants on the major Australian Grid. This Series continues the data collection for all Australian wind power which was started on 1 October 2018. The original Series was started to show a definitive and accurate Capacity Factor Percentage for all the Australian wind plants on the main Australian power grid, and this new Series will continue to add to both of those Long Term Capacity Factor averages, shown directly under the Table below.

For an Introduction to this Series, and an explanation for the table, and the background, go to the following Post at the highlighted link. This introductory Post also shows the permanent link to all Posts in this Series.

Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – Introduction And Permanent Link To All Data Post

The total Nameplate for all these wind plants changes as each new wind plant comes on line delivering power to the grid. That current Nameplate is 10,277MW, and this is from the current total of 79 wind plants.

Wind Nameplate change from beginning of data collection on Monday 1 October 2018 – (then) 5301MW – (now) 10277MW – (Change) +4976MW (an increase of 94%)

NEW WIND PLANT ADDITIONS

Three new wind plants came on line and were added to the Australian Inventory for wind generation over the last day or two, adding a further 423MW of Nameplate in total. The Data from now on will reflect this change.

The new plants are as follows:

Kaban Wind Plant near Ravenshoe, 80 Kilometres south west of Cairns in North Queensland, with a Nameplate of 156MW.

Berrybank 2 Wind Plant, and this plant is 80 west of Geelong in Central Western Victoria, with a Nameplate of 109MW.

Mortlake South Wind Plant, and this plant is between Mortlake and Terang in Central Western Victoria, with a Nameplate of 158MW.

Current Wind Nameplate Capacity – 10,277MW

Day
And
Date
Total
Generated
Power
Average
Power
Capacity
Factor (%)
Power
To
Grid (%)
Monday

5Dec2022

99.60GWH 4150MW 40.38% 17.4%
Tuesday

6Dec2022

41.20GWH 1717MW 16.71% 7.1%
Wednesday

7Dec2022

79.84GWH 3327MW 32.37% 14.1%
Thursday

8Dec2022

85.00GWH 3542MW 34.47% 14.6%
Friday

9Dec2022

53.18GWH 2216MW 21.56% 9.5%
Saturday

10Dec2022

59.73GWH 2489MW 24.22% 11.1%
Sunday

11Dec2022

71.04GWH 2960MW 28.80% 13.5%
This

Week

489.62GWH 2914MW 28.36% 12.5%

Long Term Capacity Factor – 52 weeks – 30.27% (Last Week – 30.29%)

Long Term Capacity Factor – 219 weeks – 30.30% (Last Week – 30.31%)

Comments for this week.

Again you can see the variability of wind generation across the week, with one day well above the average, a couple of days marginally above, a three days below, and one day way below that year round average, and the end result was a week when the average was a little lower than the year round average and that resulted in both of the long term averages dropping marginally also. There were three times this week when wind generation dropped quite substantially in a very short period of time, losing more than 1000MW in minutes, and when wind generation has a year round average of a little under 3100MW, a loss of that nature is quite a substantial loss. As is always the case when there is a large loss of power, (no matter what the source of that loss might be) hydro covered that loss and almost as that large amount of power was disappearing from the grid, hydro was replacing it at the same time.

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Anton Lang uses the screen name of TonyfromOz, and he writes at this site, PA Pundits International on topics related to electrical power generation, from all sources, concentrating mainly on Renewable Power, and how the two most favoured methods of renewable power generation, Wind Power and all versions of Solar Power, fail comprehensively to deliver levels of power required to replace traditional power generation. His Bio is at this link.

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