Why are we investing significant time in completing this review of what was remarkable price volatility in QLD over summer? We’re primarily a software company that develops shrink-wrapped products used by about 100 market participants, spectators and commentators.
Posting commentary on WattClarity meets certain customer needs – but there are occasions where deeper analysis is warranted (and requested by our customers). Where we publish more comprehensive reports, they will be listed here.
Augurs to be an interesting day in South Australia today, with two (now three) price spikes already this morning – due in part to no supplies from coal, or from wind.
It is now over two years ago that NSW sold its retail load and the dispatch rights to most of its generation. This blog post looks at what has happened to the market in the two years since the sale.
Historically most of our posts have been based on observations about the wholesale market. More recently we have also begun to have a look at retail prices, more directly. Here’s some articles on the topic.
As the QCA happens to be releasing the notified tariff prices later this month, I thought it opportune to write about how prices are set with a particular focus on the price of wholesale energy.
Prompted by a reader’s question, we provide some further analysis into which brown coal plants have been declining output in recent times, and why this might be the case.
A price spike late at night in South Australia, not long after posting other comments about low surplus generation capacity.
Spot prices in South Australia have been seen to be higher in the month of April than in the prior months, which is somewhat counter-intuitive. Prices also spiked this evening on a number of occasions above $500/MWh – here’s some of the reasons why.
Here’s an animated view of how price volatility emerged in the Queensland region of the National Electricity Market emerged on 20th December 2012 – and the range of factors that contributed.
The Macarthur Wind Farm opening was officially opened today, but the wind did not make an appearance.
Following some tweets from the esaa mentioning how the demand in Victoria on Tuesday 12th March was the highest seen for four years, we had a look back through our records on the day.
Recapping who’s won the Beefmaster Premium BBQ (and 5 other prizes as well) as the “Best Demand Forecasters in the NEM” for summer 2012-13
A view of how NEM-wide demand trended over summer, with respect to our Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM competition.
WattClarity is one way we strive to help people make better decisions – by making the energy market clearer, and more understandable.
Do you know of someone who can help us to expand the scope of what we do in this space? Here’s details of the person we’re looking for…
A chart and a table presented today at FutureGAS highlighting how the dominance of coal in power generation across the NEM is starting to shift.
After an eventful summer 2012-13 in the NEM, where we saw a heatwave early in the season lead into flooding rains (again) – and a new “Best Demand Forecaster” crowned, we progressed into what would normally be the less eventful…
At 23:05 on Saturday 9th March AEMO advised that the Millmerran power station units 1 and 2 tripped simultaneously at 22:07 (58 minutes prior) – for reasons still unknown.
Here’s how we saw it unfold at real time.
Some high temperatures in Victoria and South Australia drive demand higher and, because of transmission constraints, the IRPM in the Economic Island lower.
The price spiked yesterday (Monday 18th February) in South Australia and Victoria – here’s an overview of what happened.