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18 seconds that blacked out South Australia

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Re: Upon rereading the article...

The backup generator wouldn't have been necessary if off-line generator capacity had been fired up ahead of the storm. Why do you not quote the section of Uhlmann's report where you claim he "blame(s) it all on windfarms"? The closest I can find is "the state's heavy reliance on wind generation might have made its grid more vulnerable to a blackout". That doesn't sound very much like a blanket condemnation to me.

It's not the first time that a hospital's backup generator failed during a blackout. Ever so many years ago my mother was on the operating table for a curette when the lights went out. When the lights failed to come back on, the surgeon said: "Ah well, we were working in the dark on this anyway".

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