In our third guest authored post this week, Blake Ashton from SA Power Networks talks about the SA islanding event that occurred just over twelve months ago – how SAPN managed solar curtailment, and how their new ‘flexible exports’ option can address future challenges.Read More
Tristan Edis from Green Energy Trading discusses whether a surge in renewable energy projects and battery capacity would be sufficient to fill any reliability gap before (and after) Eraring’s scheduled closure.
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, takes a detailed look at how VIC1-NSW1 transfer capability has been limited frequently due to constraints related to the 051 line in southern NSW, and what it means in terms of inter-regional settlements residue accumulations, market efficiency overall, and the energy transition.
Thunderstorms impacted parts of South Australia electricity system in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with two syncons tripping and around 30,000 customers experiencing outages.
Energy Minster Chris Bowen has announced that the existing Capacity Investment Scheme will be greatly expanded. This article provides a summary of industry responses, news articles and social media commentary in regards to the policy announcement.
On Monday the AEMO held their annual Summer Readiness Briefing for Summer 2023/24. Meanwhile, the ABC are reporting that the current El Nino has reached ‘strong intensity’.
The first part of a Case Study looking at a large 5-minute ramp in ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ in the middle of the day (an unusual time) on Friday 8th September 2023
A quick note about a forecast by AEMO of shortfall in system strength in NSW region for Tuesday 14th November 2023.
A quick record of Sun 12th Nov 2023, with ‘minimum demand’ dropping further in Victoria
A quick review of spot price volatility seen in South Australia on Thursday evening 9th November 2023.
Dan Lee looks at twenty years of capacity factors for wind farms to see if they are improving in line with recent discussion and long-term modelling assumptions.
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Mon 3rd and Tue 4th July 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
We’re seeing an increasing number of claims on social media along the lines of ‘South Australia exporting more than it imports’. Whilst that was true around 2019, it’s NOT been the case for a number of years.
As the next step in recovering from a fire onsite during commissioning, Genex Power has released an ASX Announcement and the battery charged briefly on Friday 3rd Nov 2023 afternoon.
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Friday 18th August 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
With ez2view v184.108.40.206 released yesterday (Tue 30th Sept 2023) with enhancements to ‘Generator Outages’ we take the opportunity of some questions about Kogan Creek Power Station to have a look at the usefulness, and possible additional tweaks to make, to this software widget.
The very fast FCAS markets started on 9 October 2023 and now a Basslink outage presents a confusing situation for required and enabled levels.
The requirement for the very fast raise contingency service is set to increase to 100 MW. We review availability and bids to consider the impact.
An article in the Australian this morning alerted me to yesterday’s Federal Court ruling against AGL Energy for not supplying contingency FCAS services (from Bayswater and Loy Yang A) when enabled by NEMDE. Here’s a quick look…
As the SMS alerts continue, here’s an article to record the new low point for Market Demand in NSW on Sunday 29th October 2023.