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by PeFe
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

There is plenty more electrical infrastructure to be built in South Australia (solar farms, wind farms and storage) These gas generators will not be stopping that..... I disagree. These generators are now in the supply vs demand pool. They will lead to 273mw of generation to not be built by someone...
by PeFe
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The point nearly everyone is making is that a long term lease is regarded as privatised, that is common use of language. This is selling the usable life of the asset. With these now to be in general operation means their purpose of having the ability to inject another 273mw in to the system will be...
by PeFe
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Liberals have privatised (2 x 25-year leaseholds to Infigen & Nexif) ....... SRW I am not picking on you, but would South Australians (especially the Liberal government and the South Australian media) stop using the word "privatise" when they actually mean something else..... The diesel generators ...
by PeFe
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

And now the Australian Energy Regulator is suing the Pelican Point gas plant over the 2017 blackout. This follows the AER suing 4 wind farms over the 2016 blackout.... I think these court procedures will bring some unwanted attention on the way energy is manged in this country....('We didn't ask the...
by PeFe
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

And now for some good news...I thought the Ceres wind farm project was dead and buried....apparently not. From Renew Economy Massive South Australia wind farm, undersea cable project wins new approval https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Senvion-in-NA.jpg Long held plans to build a...
by PeFe
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I find the resurgence of the nuclear debate in Australia quite bizarre......driven by the right wing of the Liberals-Nationals who really never investigate the cost of their fantasies (and these are the same people who advocate themselves "better fiscal managers" every election) As for the Senate en...
by PeFe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 658
Views: 136685

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Century-old North Tce trees set for axe in Lot 14 works Eleven century-old trees along North Terrace are in danger of being chopped down and replaced with pavers, with both the State Government and Adelaide City Council’s administration pushing for their removal as part of the Lot Fourteen developm...
by PeFe
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

There was a proposal for a 50 mw solar farm at Wudinna a couple of years ago.....I haven't heard anything about it for quite a while.
by PeFe
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I'm surprised there isn't a proposal in the pipeline for a solar power station near Wudinna, as far west (later sunset) as it is possible to connect to the grid, and scaled to the capacity of the grid flowing east. Interesting concept. I too have always wondered why there aren't more renewables com...
by PeFe
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

ARENA (Renewable energy fund) committed to fund one pumped hydro project in South Australia. Hopefully AGL will build Kanmantoo even if no government funding comes their way. From Renew Economy ARENA commits $40m to fast-track South Australia pumped hydro https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploa...
by PeFe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1857
Views: 284900

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

Having to wear a wrist band to use public transport is counter intuitive.....you wouldn't wear it at home, you would take it off and put it down somewhere. Every time you left the house you would have to remember to take it with you. I am sticking with a transport card shaped like a credit card, alw...
by PeFe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

State government approval for wind/solar farm with battery at Crystal Brook. From Renew Economy SA approves plans for wind, solar, battery and hydrogen superhub https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Photomontage-from-Beetaloo-Valley-Road-1140x445-copy.jpg Ambitious plans to combine ...
by PeFe
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Gupta has received approval from the state government to build a large battery at Port Augusta. From Renew Economy Gupta wins approval for Playford big battery, key part of ambitious solar plan https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/battery-storage-simec-gupta-playford-big-optimised....
by PeFe
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4402
Views: 631321

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Dedicated right-of-way rail (whether it be light or heavy rail) with an unimpeded pathway (ie a clear track) will always be a winner over buses. Any form of transport that has to "share a space with cars" is behind the eight ball from the start... BRT has its uses....obviously cheaper than rail but ...
by PeFe
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 668
Views: 117875

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Engie wind farm at Hallett officially opened From Renew Economy Engie’s 119MW Willogoleche wind farm formally opens in South Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Willogoleche-Wind-Farm-ENGIE-2-1440x500-copy.jpg South Australia’s 119MW Willogoleche wind farm was officially...