Wind not blowing in Queensland this afternoon as demand begins to rise

As demand in the region has begun to rise sharply in Queensland (and is still forecast to smash the all-time record), output at the state’s four utility-scale wind farms has been muted. At the time of writing (3:45PM this afternoon) the four wind farms are generating a grand total of 50MW. The wind is particularly silent in the north of the state with the 180MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm and the 157MW Kaban Wind Farm currently combining to generate just a single megawatt.

The total max capacity (as published by AEMO) of the four wind farms is 813MW. The chart below has been created using the ez2view trend editor and shows the trended hourly aggregate wind output vs max capacity.

About the Author

Dan Lee
Dan Lee first started at Global-Roam in June 2013. He has departed (and returned) for a couple of stints overseas in that time, but rejoined our team permanently in late 2019. More recently, Dan's focus has been on growing his understanding of the market and developing his analytical capabilities. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Sustainable Energy program at the University of Queensland.

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