Re: Sorry but how
So you'd rather waste 100% of the excess generated energy then be able to store 80% and use it later during times when it's needed.
Yep and it will all discharge in 4-30 minutes depending on conditions.
There will be very little 'spare' power to capture - especially when the leccy flowing across the Heywood connector reduces/becomes non existant when Hazlewood closes down. With mooted closures/ maintenance shurtdowns of black coal generator in the Hunter as they reach their end of life there will be very very little 'spare' leccy to shunt around the country.
The only way to fix the mess is to get rid of the stupid 'must take' laws, ie if soloar & wind are generating anything, that must be be purchased first - which is what is making switching Pelican Point on unviable.