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by Spurdo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

What a load of nonsense. As I said above, prove it. You're labelling people who support moving to renewables as greenies. Many of us in this thread support moving to renewables. Therefore many of us in this thread by your definition greenies. I know I don't hold the motivations you assign to greeni...
by Spurdo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Nort wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:14 pm
What a load of nonsense.
As I said above, prove it.
by Spurdo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Llessur2002 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:07 pm
What a load of old tosh.
Prove it!
by Spurdo
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

All cost and manufacturing aside, as at 5pm SA time.. 5:30 EST .. wind power generation for all states was less than 5%. At the time of day, with the greatest load.. 5% eith SA90% supplied by gas. Vic, NSW and Qld mainly coal. Building more wind turbines will not magically create more generation, r...
by Spurdo
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

$150 per mwh is the rumoured to be the price of power from the Barker Inlet gas power station as well. At least batteries are forecast to fall in price by 10% per year, the price of gas is only forecast to go one way in this country and that is up. Gas producers told Morrison they want to charge cu...
by Spurdo
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Also I have seen prices in the past putting pumped hydro around $200 per mwh in SA. This compares to around $150 per mwh for batteries. Wow, $150 MWh so much for “affordable, green power” and where are all those “thousands of green jobs” after the construction finishes anyway? Last I checked the av...
by Spurdo
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

PeFe wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:45 pm
too expensive and too inflexible compared to batteries.
What if I want to use electricity for longer than an hour though?
by Spurdo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Surely the price of Nuclear would drop if more stations were being built, though? Solar Thermal was pretty much the most expensive type of power about a decade ago before there was a decent pipeline of projects underway, now I recall hearing (and yes, from renewables people) that it is now among the...
by Spurdo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 51 Pirie Street | 94m | 21 Levels | Hyatt
Replies: 542
Views: 161375

[APP] Re: 51 Pirie Street | 94m | 21 Levels | Hyatt

How is it that other cities are able to have and other developers & architects are able to create tall buildings clad entirely in glass, but we can't do that here? Isn't the Adelaide City Council notorious for keeping Adelaide in the 70's? Here in Melbourne we have the opposite problem, we are ...
by Spurdo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I can say as someone who would be considered an “average person”, I would not at all be ok with going from having electricity 24/7, 365 days a year, to basically having a 1984 style Command Economy where I am told when I am allowed to turn on my Air Conditioner or take a shower. If this is the plan ...
by Spurdo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Claybro you perpetuate this notion "24/7 power" as though there is some sort of issue providing power 24 hours a day in this country.....there is not. Why do we need heaps and heaps of power at 3am? We don't because (obviously) there is little demand at 3am because for what I know of the ...
by Spurdo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

If only the federal government had built the Heavy Water Reactor at Jervis Bay then we probably wouldn’t need to worry about having a failing South Africa-tier Power grid.
by Spurdo
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 559
Views: 145451

Re: SA Economy

looks like the “manufacturing led recovery“ is gonna be dead before it even begins.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... b60572c8cd (paywalled)
by Spurdo
Tue May 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 917
Views: 248048

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

BAHAHA, Giles is so full of sh!t. He’s been saying the same “gas power is totally dead right now you guys” spiel for years now. Synchronous Condensers might help stabilise the grid, but even with all this stuff you are still going to need on-demand electricity like gas turbines or combined cycle pla...
by Spurdo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 5160
Views: 1055858

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Not exactly sure what thread to post this in, however this seems to be a good place. A few days ago I was browsing the internet and found a collection of PDF documents that some here may find interesting. 1973/74 Subway Proposal http://railknowledgebank.com/Presto//GetDoc.axd?ctID=NmQ5ZmY0YWQtNTc4NS...