Kate Summers gave this speech about the ‘paralysis by analysis’ currently occurring in the energy industry at Melbourne’s All-Energy Australia Conference on Wednesday 26th of October.Read More
A collection of some core analytical challenges
Reposting a portion of an article we published some years ago, to help readers understand the difference between a MW and a MWh.
In this article we explain a different (and sometimes quite powerful) way of reviewing some performance metrics in relation to the passage of another dimension of time.
Prompted by a number of different factors in recent times, in this article we explain why assessing a units ‘Installed Capacity’ is significantly more complex than it might initially appear!
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?
A simple refresher on two core components that combine in order to define risk – probability and consequence.
Readers at WattClarity might recall that we have asked the question above a couple of times in recent weeks – and a big thanks to those who responded already! We’re blessed with opportunities at present (have been for a while,…
All too often people (including us sometimes, unfortunately) are quick to attribute some particular outcome to a single contributing factor. Almost always this is an over-simplification.
Highlighting the temptation to ascribe motivation to others – despite the fact that we understand that we can never know for sure.
Flagging the ongoing challenge of not extrapolating from recent performance to infer that “things” will always be that way.
One of the challenges in analysis is to even be conscious of the need to ascertain “what might have otherwise been”.
“Incumbency” seems to have become a pejorative in the NEM
The three main flaws that put boundaries on the usefulness of all forecasting/modelling
Models are simplifications of reality. Some are more precise than others. Some are useful for different purposes.