It's a very simplified explanation, the market is very complicated.Jaymz wrote: ↑Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 pmIs it really that simple?Goodsy wrote: ↑Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:12 pmWe export to Victoria and then Victoria can export it on to NSWPeFe wrote: ↑Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:34 pmTailem Bend Solar farm was built and planned for the South Australian market, the NSW interconnector was a far flung idea at the time.
Having said that there is also Heywood Connector which enables South Australia to export (max 650mw) into the National Electricity Market.
I am waiting to see the latest export figures, anecdotally I can tell you from looking at NEM chart each day (that details energy generation and export) that South Australia has spent autumn, winter and spring exporting electricity, mostly to Victoria is my guess.
The SA-NSW interconnector will be a milestone for renewable energy in South Australia when it is built, adding another 750mw in export capacity.
This has the potential for another boom in solar/wind farms and batteries. The Neoen proposal at Burra is particularly exciting (scrawl back in the posts to find it...)
Like I said, i'm a novice on this topic. So what you're saying, Victoria is exporting S.A's surplus electricity from renewables to NSW?
Right now SA and Tas are exporting to Victoria, while Victoria is exporting to NSW.. However NSW is also exporting to QLD.
and Vic is exporting to SA via the Murray Link
https://www.aemo.com.au/Electricity/Nat ... h-overview