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Tassie Energy Dream

Postby Julia » 10 Jul 2019, 08:50

Ambitious project but will it fly when the costs are added up ? Fortunately there is a Lib Govt in Tassie as a Labor "Govt" would create another NeverBuiltNetwork fiasco.




How Tasmania is transforming into a renewable energy powerhouse
Susan Muldowney by Susan Muldowney   June 26, 2019  in Projects  6 min read

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Hydro Tasmania pumped hydro

Two ambitious projects are helping Tasmania make moves to become the ‘battery of the nation’.
With a location south of the 40th latitude line, Tasmania sits directly in the path of the notorious system of westerly winds known as the Roaring Forties.


Long considered the bane of sailors, these fearsome gales may soon prove a boon for the National Energy Market (NEM) as the state gears up to propel Australia’s renewable energy future.

Tasmania’s $2.5 million Battery of the Nation study was released in June 2018 by the country’s largest generator of renewable energy, Hydro Tasmania.

It features a proposal to double Tasmania’s renewable energy capacity over a 10-to-15-year period from 2500 MW to around 5000 MW via a combination of pumped hydro storage development, private wind power development and an upgrade of existing generation assets.

Integral to the proposal is the separate and highly ambitious Project Marinus, which aims to convert the state’s abundant natural resources into valuable exports to the mainland via a second Bass Strait interconnector known as Marinus Link.

The two projects share a purpose: to aid the transition of the energy system.

[highlight]Read all about it here[/highlight]

https://www.createdigital.org.au/tasmania-transforming-renewable-energy-powerhouse/
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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jul 2019, 10:33

The only NBN fiasco is the mess the Libs made of it.

As to the hydro plan it may work but Tasmania, like the rest of the southern half of the country, is slowly drying.
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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby Julia » 10 Jul 2019, 11:56

And dying.

The NeverBuiltNetwork was the brain spasm of Kruddy and the original intention was to create a Socialist spying network with fiber optic cable into every home.

But as usual the Labor brain trusts had not the slightest idea of the gigantic cost and amount of work required.

Recall the consternation when Labor discovered asbestos pits!!!!!!

Moody Mal just tried to save the wreckage created by Labor by cutting the enormous cost and still getting something to work which he did.

The difficulty with the Tassie pump water idea is that the windymills don't produce enough power to barely turn the huge pumps over.
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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby HBS Guy » 10 Jul 2019, 12:08

The NBN was the “brainchild” of the Panel of Experts set up to evaluate the Proposals for Interest in a Tender for FTTN. They recommended FTTH.

Yes, the NBN had some teething problems. However, the Project Fox aka the Melton rollout showed that FTTH could be rolled out in roughly half the time and half the cost:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-nbn-co-rolled-out-fttp-better-in-melton-part-1/

The object of the NBN was to speed up broadband to benefit households, SME, boost jobs and provide new services and applications. The mess the NBN rolled out under the stinking Libs is a mess that costs money and does fuck all, not value for money.

Turnbull has as a legacy fucking up broadband in Australia, hurting SME, job creation etc. Notice that NBN Co is still rolling out, has fuck all people taking it up (about 50% sign up) and Australia has the highest proportion on wireless non-NBN broadband and that will increase as 5G is rolled out. It is a colossal waste of money and will need to be ripped up and replaced by fibre within a decade.

Windfarms produce useful energy, energy that does not produce CO2 in its production. We need more like this, even nuclear should be included.
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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby Chuck » 12 Jul 2019, 16:58

HBS Guy wrote:As to the hydro plan it may work but Tasmania, like the rest of the southern half of the country, is slowly drying.
Crap!
Splityard Creek at Wivenhoe Dam in Qld works in a similar fashion as the proposed Tassie plan.
It has been working many years and is still considered as an asset to feed the electricity grif

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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jul 2019, 17:04

Qld, unless I am very much mistaken, is not in the southern half of the country.

Tassie may be OK for longer, it gets rain from the cyclone-anticyclone belt the rest of southern Australia gets but also gets rain from the Pacific.
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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby Chuck » 12 Jul 2019, 17:30

HBS Guy wrote:Qld, unless I am very much mistaken, is not in the southern half of the country.

Tassie may be OK for longer, it gets rain from the cyclone-anticyclone belt the rest of southern Australia gets but also gets rain from the Pacific.
Simply stressing that the concept will work for the Southern States.

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Re: Tassie Energy Dream

Postby HBS Guy » 12 Jul 2019, 20:03

The southern states are drying out, remember? Some thought as to sending some water south would be good.
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