just for you..
.. i am not aware of any reports of issues with generators on the weekend,...
but it is true that earlier in the week (Tuesday and Thursday) several big generator units did shut down causing major supply issues in the network,. and whilst we dont know all the reasons yet, 2 of them were certainly planned shutdowns taking several hours to ramp down.
And it should be noted that at no time did 4 " power stations" shut down,..at the most it was 4 "generators" ( there are 4-6 generator units in each power station)..and those 4 units represent less than 15% of the fossil power capacity (from 200 generator units) on the east grid.
( 3.8 GW ..15% of coal generation "Went offline" , but at the same time , solar and wind capacity was 4.5GW ..50%..below "normal" output..due to poor weather conditions !)
PS.. Thursday was a bad situation, with our largest Auminium smelter being shut down via the "Demand Response" system, almost to the point of no return ( frozen pot lines).
What saved the day ?....yes, bringing other hydro and gas generators up on line again.
Oh yes, and just to put the cream on the cake, those power shortages forced power prices up to $14,000 MWh !
But the real issue is not that these outages happened, ...or that wind and Solar was also non existent at the time,....but that our green tinted SFB leaders have manipulated the energy sector to shut down 20% of generation capacity ( 8+ GW) in the last 6 years, with no effective replacements planned , leaving very little spare "Base Load" ( dispatch able ?) generation capacity
So yes, those crisis periods WERE the result of the "greenwash" of our generation system which now goes critical whenever the weather is unfavorable for wind and solar.