Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Indonesia, Zambia, Mozambique.
What do all these countries have in common? They are all third world, mostly all war-torn countries who have relied on ship-mounted power plants to overcome chronic electricity shortages.
The “power ship” barge is owned by Istanbul-based firm, Karpowership and comprises 11 towering steel stacks or chimneys that resembles a sort of floating Battersea power station.
Kapowership’s next port of call? South Australia!
A 250 MW ship-based power station is under consideration as a solution to the crisis for the Australian state, which has seen an over-investment of ‘unreliable’ energy – wind and solar. While cheap, reliable, baseload fossil fuel power stations were retired (blown up)…
A third world energy solution for a virtual, third world SA government.
What does this say about the Jay Weatherill Socialist/Green/Labor SA government and its insane global warming policies?!
Opposition politicians are critical of the move, saying that using such ships, typically sent to war ravaged regions, shows the government’s poor decision making on power policy, linking it to the increase in residential electricity bills.
Opposition Leader Steven Marshall said “Had (the government) invested just A$8m a year in keeping the Northern Power Station open South Australians would have been shielded from these shocking electricity price rises.”
If it weren’t so serious for the livelihoods of South Australian’s and their failing economy, it would be hilarious.