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by PeFe
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

What??!! Source....Opinion masquerading as fact....my guess is that between midnight and 6am wind provides 30-40% of power in SA. Not at all. A quick search of freely available information on the net shows power generation mix for the various states. Over the last month, wind has rarely achieved th...
by PeFe
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

NEM rules were changed a few years ago to require new intermittent generation assets to have some kind of backup to ride out the bumps that weren't properly forecast. Hence the Government's gas turbines are being rehomed and run by renewable energy producers, so they will be allowed to connect more...
by PeFe
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Electricity supply is an essential service. Any company supplying to the grid should be required to be able to supply 24/7, 365 days per year. If their method of generation does not allow for that, they should be required to supply backup generation or provide a subsidy to their consumers when sour...
by PeFe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I have just worked out how this new gas plant will operate! It will powered by solar power......yes that's right solar power......the solar panels will generate really cheap electricity to run the plant and fill the battery... Meanwhile all the expensive gas will be used to generate very expensive p...
by PeFe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The AFR has it employing twice as many people as when the Murray Valley Standard reported the proposal in January. https://www.murrayvalleystandard.com.au/story/6607101/650m-gas-power-plant-at-tepko-would-be-one-of-sas-biggest/ and the Tailem Bend one which is restricted in its output because it do...
by PeFe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1914
Views: 323078

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

Will Covid-19 decimate public transport use in Adelaide? Article from In Daily Fears coronavirus will make Adelaide more car-centric than ever As COVID-19 wipes out demand for public transport in Adelaide, urban planning experts fear the pandemic will derail long-term plans to reduce car use, result...
by PeFe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Here's one I missed from last week. Its a new gas/solar power plant 60 km NE of Adelaide. Its 380 mw gas, 12 mw solar and 30 mw batteries......I find this combination very interesting, why solar panels and batteries combined with a gas plant? Modern gas plants have the ability to "turn up the power"...
by PeFe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 29212

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Jeez the wheels of government turn slowly......very slowly.....the Flinders train line has been in planning for years. Talked about for years (first proposed in 1969) then given the green light at least 3, 4 years ago(?) and now the powers that be start investigating the best place for a bus interc...
by PeFe
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 29212

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Jeez the wheels of government turn slowly......very slowly.....the Flinders train line has been in planning for years. Talked about for years (first proposed in 1969) then given the green light at least 3, 4 years ago(?) and now the powers that be start investigating the best place for a bus interch...
by PeFe
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 999
Views: 184530

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Is it just me or do other people find the reporting on the proposed bus route changes really quite strange in the sense that all the articles focus on the "number of bus stops lost".... No substantive investigation on proposed frequency or cost or efficiency or coverage (I suppose "losing bus stops"...
by PeFe
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 782
Views: 159619

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Weather forecasting technology for solar and wind farms to be tested in South Australia. from Renew Economy Australian solar and wind forecasting technology to be live tested on S.A. grid https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/coomunitysolar.jpg Australian-made real-time solar and wi...
by PeFe
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 29212

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Why cant the bus interchange be built where the car parks are now and then re-build the car parks on top of the interchange?

Smart land use in Adelaide is not a prominent feature of the city.....
by PeFe
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Flinders Rail Link
Replies: 127
Views: 29212

[U/C] Re: Flinders Rail Link

Good idea-as it stands now passengers will be dropped of at the Flinders Medical Centre Interchange and walk for several hundred meters to the new Station-but they will have to wait for the train ,which will operate every 30 minutes-could be long wait! How do you know it will run every 30 minutes? ...
by PeFe
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1914
Views: 323078

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

I wish Adelaide's daytrip was just a limit on your Metro card ie $10 maximum till 3 am next morning. I don't understand why Metrocard can not be reconfigured this way.
A single daytrip paper ticket could be $12.

Daytrips are needed for visitors and casual users of public transport.
by PeFe
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy
Replies: 1914
Views: 323078

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Contracts, Service & Policy

New Adelaide Metro fares Fare Changes 2020 When: Sunday 5 July 2020 From Sunday, 5 July 2020 new fares will apply for all Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services: As with previous years, bus, train and tram fares will increase by approximately 2% in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Opti...