Australian Weekly Wind Power Generation Data – 16 January 2023 To 22 January 2023

Posted on Mon 01/23/2023 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 10277MW, 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%)

Current Wind Nameplate Capacity – 10277MW

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

16Jan2023

64.03GWH 2668MW 25.96% 10.5%
Tuesday

17Jan2023

94.99GWH 3958MW 38.51% 15.0%
Wednesday

18Jan2023

92.68GWH 3862MW 37.58% 15.7%
Thursday

19Jan2023

90.55GWH 3773MW 36.71% 15.8%
Friday

20Jan2023

81.45GWH 3394MW 33.03% 14.5%
Saturday

21Jan2023

72.07GWH 3003MW 29.22% 13.2%
Sunday

22Jan2023

70.60GWH 2942MW 28.63% 13.2%
This

Week

566.37GWH 3371MW 32.80% 14.0%

Long Term Capacity Factor – 52 weeks – 30.21% (Last Week – 30.34%)

Long Term Capacity Factor – 225 weeks – 30.29% (Last Week – 30.28%)

Comments for this week.

Again you can see the variation between totals for wind generation, with three days above average, three days close to the average and one day lower than average. All of that added up to a weekly power generation just a little above average. Again, all week long wind was higher in the mornings and at night, and dipped substantially during the middle of each day, and some days dipped by as much as 4000MWThe corresponding week of last year was a week of quite high power generation, so even with this week slightly above average, the long term average for the year (that 52 week average) dropped away by relatively large amount, even considering it’s only in tenths of one percent. (and for this week, it dropped by 0.13%) And so, you can see that the yearly average dropped below the figure for the long term average of now more than four years.

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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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