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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

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Everywhere else on the planet

An imminent strong wind is a signal to commence powering down the wind turbines to prevent destabilisation of the grid. Not to mention destruction of the turbines. They automatically cut out at a windspeed of 100 km/hr.

Premier Jay Weatherill refuted the claims wind farms could not operate if the wind was too strong, which he said was confirmed by the technical operator in its report.

Story here: ‘Multiple faults’ led to huge South Australian blackout, preliminary report

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