The all-time record for ‘peak wind’ continues to climb, with a Sunday evening contribution pushing it higher again.
peak wind farm output
Saturday evening 25th July 2021 saw the instantaneous production from wind farms across the NEM surge past 6,000MW for the first time and set a new ‘all-time’ record that’s substantially higher than the previous record (set only a few days beforehand).
A quick look at monthly stats shows that, whilst it’s been blowing a gale in SE Australia in recent days, it’s not yet set a new ‘peak instantaneous wind farm output’ record.
Last night, in addition to the dramas unfolding in the QLD region, we set a new record for coincident NEM-wide wind production – eclipsing the prior record from exactly 6 weeks ago.
David Osmond’s question on Twitter prompted me to have a look at large wind production overnight.
Yesterday (on Fri 21st Aug 2020) we saw a new record set for BOTH daily peak instantaneous output across all wind farms in the NEM, and also daily average output across all wind farms in the NEM.