Not having time to establish copyright limitations I have not included them here, but I am sure you’ve already seen enough!
Clear to say that wind was a major factor, in terms of the downed transmission lines. The more I dig, and speak with people who know more than me, the more other questions I generate… (in terms of both the lead-in contributing factors for the trips, and also in terms of the recovery)
Here’s a quick comparison of wind speeds for selected sites in South Australia and the South Australian electricity demand over the past few days – including the blackout of Wednesday 28th, but also including the storms of last night:
Also a note for those, like me, who are quite pedantic about data – the SA demand trace here is shown in NEM time (Eastern Standard Time, so 1/2 hour ahead of Adelaide time at this time of year) whilst the wind speed data (from the BOM) is, I believe, currently still* shown in local time of measurement. Not that it makes any real difference in a chart of this time scale, but thought I should point it out…
* “still” because ez2trend™ is still under active development.