AEMO announces “Black System” across South Australia at 16:24 on Wednesday 28th September


Sorry to see the system go black (i.e. blackout) in South Australia this afternoon – as seen in NEM-Watch:

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The market’s been suspended in South Australia currently whilst AEMO focuses on getting power back on – hence don’t pay much regard to the prices at present.
(a)  Suffice to say not good.
(b)  Cue the claims and counter-claims in the days to come at both ends of the Emotion-o-Meter.

For now, all our thoughts should be on those without power – and to the stressed electricity industry workers (AEMO, ElectraNet, SA Power Networks, the Generators and others) trying to get it back ASAP…

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1 Comment on "AEMO announces “Black System” across South Australia at 16:24 on Wednesday 28th September"

  1. This can’t be due to insufficient capacity at this time of year, maybe loss of a frequency control unit, not enough synchronous capacity available to deal with that, maybe due to some being offline at a time of plentiful wind power?

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