Peak instantaneous wind generation record continues to tumble – higher still on Sunday evening 25th July 2021


Don’t have long this morning, but thought it worth also noting another thing that happened overnight…

What was a record for ‘peak wind production’ on Saturday at 20:20 was no longer the case under 24 hours later, with the strong wind patterns pushing the record higher still (and by a significant uplift again) – as shown in this trend from NEMreview again:

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As we see in this snapshot, ‘peak wind generation’ is now set at 6,428MW (i.e. 308MW higher than the Saturday’s short-lived record!)

This aggregate figure was metered at 20:00 on Sunday 25th July 2021 – and was constituted by:

1)  The biggest contribution was still from Victoria (at 2,142MW – this was somewhat lower than see on Saturday’s peak);

2)  Next biggest contribution from South Australia (at 1,696MW – this was also lower than see on Saturday’s peak);

3)  A larger contribution from NSW (at 1,676MW compared to Saturday’s peak);

4)  QLD contribution yesterday (at 475MW) was significantly greater than at Saturday’s peak;

5)  Rounding up the places was TAS at fifth (at 439MW was also higher than Saturday’s peak).

 

Here’s the trended granular view for wind production through July 2021, also from NEMreview:

2021-07-26-at-06-58-NEMreview-windJuly2021

Given the underlying weather patterns, it’s no surprise that there’s been a solid block of green present since the wind ramp event late Friday evening 23rd July 2021.

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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