A record of a time that’s not seen very often – when electricity demand in Queensland exceeds electricity demand in NSW (temporarily).
Our regular light-hearted competition is back (now in its 8th year). Are you the best demand forecaster in the NEM this year?
High temperatures passing through NSW provided the opportunity for the Colongra gas-fired power station to shake off the cobwebs and have a run for the day.
Demand surges in Victoria and South Australia on the back of blistering heat, dragging prices out of their long-term slumber as a result.
High temperatures arrived in South Australia today from further west – here’s how it affected the NEM
A collection of articles, as we post them, covering what we observe (and have time to post about) as this summer progresses
A snapshot from NEM-Watch capturing the first volatility seen this summer
Some observations about where the market for STCs seems headed, following my presentation at All Energy earlier in October.
Some back-of-the-envelope calculations about what electric vehicles might mean for the National Electricity Market, following on from my presentation at the EUAA Annual Conference
Some initial analysis looking into the question of whether the increased penetration of solar PV is increasing the variability of scheduled demand to the point that generators can exert more pressure on spot prices.
A quick look at some more volatility experienced in the Queensland region on Wednesday 23rd October
The dispatch price in Queensland spiked to $1,500/MWh at 18:25 and again at 22:40 yesterday evening – triggering jitters in some who fear a return to the volatility of summer 2013.
A quick look at the long-run trend in output at Origin Energy’s large Mortlake plant in western Victoria.
A correction about Tamar Valley’s drop in production – and some further thoughts.
Despite consistently averaging monthly output of up to 200MW for a number of years, the Tamar Valley power station has been mothballed following an ownership change
An updated animation of 20th December 2012 focused on the Queensland region – a volatile day for that region.
Despite some high temperatures around Sydney today, electricity demand remained subdued.
A collection of articles posted about what we see happening in the NEM through spring 2013
Some recent changes in the MT PASA forward view of available generation capacities in NSW seem to imply that the declining demand might have taken another victim.
A few thoughts from another guest commentator (Paul Taliangis @ Core Energy) about where gas-fired generation volumes look set to go.