40,000 South Australian electricity customers were without power yesterday and the market operator was forced to shed load.
Here's three simple charts explaining what happened:
- Wind generation dropped during the day:
- South Australian electricity demand increased during the day. The thermal generators (gas and diesel) responded by increasing output:
- But the power imports from Victoria weren't enough to meet the looming shortfall. These imports fell right at the critical time, resulting in load shedding of 100 MW:
The data used in these charts is supplied by NEOexpress, a product of Intelligent Energy Systems.
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