Animated illustration of Queensland Region volatility on 20th December 2012

On a number of occasions through summer 2012-13 we were called on by our clients (and others) to explain why prices were doing what they did in Queensland over that volatile summer.

Most recently we spoke at a conference in Brisbane – as an experiment (to see if it would help to convey the complexity of the interaction between different variables) we put together this movie replay of a 13 hour stretch on one of the early volatile days that featured a number, but not all, of the contributory factors.  It’s not fully polished.

Here’s an updated animation

Please click through here for an updated animation of this volatile day.

Here’s the earlier view of that day – 20 December 2012 – starting at 08:00 NEM time (Australian EST).

Or view it here.

We put this together with the use of “Time Travel” within our ez2view software for the Australian NEM.

We’d like to hear from you thumbs up or thumbs down does it help you to see, more clearly, these complex interactions?  Please let us know in comments below, or provide your more detailed comments one-on-one (tel +61 7 3368 4064) to myself, Derrick or another of our team.

We are in the process of compiling a detailed, forensic review of all the numerous factors that contributed to the volatility we experienced over the 4-month period (December 2012 plus January, February & March 2013) drawing from both:
the capabilities of our suite of software products; and
the knowledge of experienced market analysts & trading managers.

If you would like more information about this report, please let us know (tel +61 7 3368 4064)

About the Author

Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

4 Comments on "Animated illustration of Queensland Region volatility on 20th December 2012"

  1. Clear, easy-to-understand (considering the complexity of the subject!), insightful.

    I’m interested in gaining more information about the report.

    Thank you,

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