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Wind Provides Nearly 60% of Energy Demand in South Australia (Graphs)

September 10th, 2012 | by Giles Parkinson

Last week was another big week for wind production in South Australia – as another spring weather system with high winds made wind energy the dominant force in local energy production. According to figures pulled together by consultants Intelligent Energy Systems using data from the Australian Market Operator, wind energy accounted for 57.9 per cent of demand in the state on Tuesday, and followed up with 55 per cent of total demand on Wednesday. At the morning peak of 10am, it accounted for 65 per cent – and in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, when demand was weakest, it accounted for 80 per cent. On Monday, wind accounted for more than 85 per cent, a record. These graphs below illustrate



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