30th July, 2021 By Mark Ludlow and Angela Macdonald-Smith, Financial Review Source: https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/victoria-s-tesla-big-battery-catches-fire-20210730-p58eg7 French renewable giant Neoen’s Victorian Big Battery at Geelong caught fire on Friday, only a day after it began operations. In the first major fire at big battery project in Australia, a Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at the 300 megawatt battery project at … Continue reading Victoria’s Tesla Big Battery Catches Fire
20th June, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living The Cooper Hypothesis of “Sleep Disturbance caused by Wind Turbines”In the Cape Bridgewater study (2015) Steven Cooper presented a hypothesis that the disturbance from wind farms was related to changes in the power output of the wind farm. Dr Paul Schomer endorsed Cooper’s study and In June 2017 … Continue reading “Sleep Disturbance Caused By Wind Turbines”-Cooper
20th June, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living The new EPA controlled wind facility noise compliance management is all bark but no bite.Unlike the Building Control Commission, which prosecutes bad building work and/or bad builders, there is no wind industry regulatory body, to weed out bad acousticians.The EPA has no authority to access the wind facility … Continue reading EPA Wind Facility Noise Compliance Management
18th March, 2021 By Sherri Lange, Master Resource Source: https://www.masterresource.org/windpower-health-effects/sleep-disturbance-wind-stephen-cooper/ “It would appear in our recent work that the major level of disturbance occurs during the change in the power output of the windfarm and that the percentage of the change is significantly less than that presented in Cape Bridgewater.”“In Australia, residents can plot the … Continue reading Sleep Disturbance And Industrial Wind: Update With Stephen Cooper
The wind farm had low-voltage protection systems fitted to each of its turbines to protect "against abnormal voltage excursion of the power system" — but they were set at a lower threshold than required by the National Electricity Rules (NER).-Justice White
On December 20 last year, when Melbourne reached 43.5C, a series of wind turbines unexpectedly switched themselves off.- Mr Skinner, AEC.
'...not one of the 24 gigawatts of wind, grid solar or rooftop solar would have been installed without a subsidy.'-Dr Alan Moran
"This is not justified on the basis of reliability," Grattan Institute energy director Tony Wood said.
'Household solar panel systems could be turned on and off under State Government instructions in a bid to avert statewide blackouts predicted as early as this spring, a new report shows.
The unprecedented move is being triggered by concerns from the national energy market operator that South Australia’s world-leading take-up of solar panels is making the grid unstable'.-Matt Smith, The Advertiser.
'An AEMO spokesman said the scale and pace of solar and wind generation connected in electrically remote areas of the National Energy Market was presenting “unprecedented” technical issues that were affecting grid performance and operational stability.'