Saw an update from the AER this evening pertaining to Liddell unit 3, and had a quick look with the power of the Generator Statistical Digest 2020.Read More
Recent events in the NEM are causing me to wonder whether we’ve suspended logic, and reason, in charting a workable course through this energy transition?
Over the week that has just passed we kept noticing production from wind farms across the NEM was fairly muted – so we’ve had a look at what it meant, in aggregate daily capacity factors. This is something we’re exploring much deeper in Generator Insights 2021…
ESB releases Options Paper on post 2025 market design … is it a ‘NEM 2.0’ design to get us beyond 2040?
A quick note to alert our readers that the ESB has published an Options Paper today on the post 2025 Market Design (with submissions due Wed 9th June 2021).
In between other jobs today, we’ve taken a look at why the price spiked yesterday (Tue 20th April) in QLD … at an earlier time than we had become accustomed to seeing it occur in recent months.
As alluded to in several recent articles, we have underway a process for updating the ~180 page analytical component included in the Generator Report Card 2018 (released 23 months ago now). We are targeting a release of ‘Generator Insights 2021’ in Q3 2021, and would invite your pre-order.
How reversion to static line rating in the ‘Q>>NIL_CLWU_RGLC’ constraint equation contributed the price spike on Sunday 24th January 2021 (Part 4)
More time has elapsed since ‘Part 3’ on 24th March – today I’m posting a shorter piece (Part 4) that explains how RHS of the ‘Q>>NIL_CLWU_RGLC’ constraint equation drove down output and led to the price spike on Sunday 24th January 2021.
Looking back at Tuesday 13th April 2021 – a day in which the ex-tropical cyclone Seroja in Western Australia caused some wobbles in rooftop solar PV output in South Australia.
New all-time record Wind Output across the NEM last night (5,430MW at 23:55 on Tuesday 13th April 2021)
David Osmond’s question on Twitter prompted me to have a look at large wind production overnight.
Reminded by today’s spikes, here’s a quick look at a similar price spike that occurred yesterday (14:35 on Friday 9th April 2021 in the QLD region).
Three price spikes in the QLD region on Saturday 10th April 2021 help to remind us that how increasingly dependent we are on various machinations of the weather (including, on these occasions, cloud cover and solar output).
Caroline Wykamp and Hydro Tasmania’s wholesale team discuss the new ‘virtual storage’ electricity swap contract that they have recently brokered with Renewable Energy Hub.
Guest author, Carl Daley, investigates why big batteries weren’t able to fully capitalise on extreme spot prices in SA on Friday 12th March.
Following recent articles on spot market revenue earned by solar farms in the NEM in 2020, Marcelle takes a look at their FCAS costs.
A threshold for accuracy and threshold for bias has been set to evaluate whether a load’s baseline methodology is acceptable for the Wholesale Demand Response mechanism. Just prior to the…
Guest author on WattClarity (but co-author of the Generator Statistical Digest 2020) uses the GSD2020 and numbers for preceding years to look at how some of the older solar farms are seeing some changes in performance metrics.
Following a number of requests from our clients, we are pleased to note that a GSD2020 Data Extract is now available.
Marcelle extends last week’s comparison of solar farm energy spot market revenue in 2020 by adding in an estimate of the LGC (green certificate) revenue.
Valued team member, Daniel Lee, reviews some of the early references to, and compliments for, the Generator Statistical Digest 2020 – which was released about 7 weeks ago.
It’s taken a while to find the time – but today I’m posting this next analytical piece (Part 3) that seeks to understand what happened on Sunday 24th January 2021 with the NEM-wide SCADA Failure, which contributed to the price spike that occurred in QLD by virtue of what it did to the ‘Q>>NIL_CLWU_RGLC’ constraint equation.