Brief note about NSW price spike on Friday 23rd October 2020

Winding down through Beer O’clock at the end of a long week with the team and the buzzing of my phone distracts to a few successive price spikes this afternoon in the NSW Region:


Here’s a snapshot of the 16:00 dispatch interval Time-Travelled back in ez2view showing some of what happened:



Out of curiosity, I pulled up the ‘Forecast Convergence’ widget in ez2view and also wound back to 16:00 – and see that, in this instance, the price spike was forecast in advance via the P5 Predispatch forecast:


Given that I’ve not even finished digging through what happened in QLD on Tuesday 13th October (Part 4 of the Case Study published yesterday), I’m not going to promise to dig further into this … but you know what they said about curiosity…

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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.

3 Comments on "Brief note about NSW price spike on Friday 23rd October 2020"

  1. NSW was importing energy when a LHS constrain happened…why the constrain happened, I dont know!

  2. Eraring 4 died?

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