South Australia busts wind myths

Critics have long suggested a switch to wind power would see a return to a dark age. South Australia is proving them wrong.

This week’s charts of the week illustrate how wind is making a major contribution to South Australia’s electricity needs and reducing consumption of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions. South Australia represents an unintentional real-world laboratory, testing how large a role wind could play in our future electricity supply. Wind represents 20 per cent of South Australia’s electricity generation, and it is one of the highest levels of wind penetration in the world according to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). So far the experience in South Australia has helped to bust a number of myths about wind power.

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