A quick note to alert our readers that the ESB has published an Options Paper today on the post 2025 Market Design (with submissions due Wed 9th June 2021).
In between other jobs today, we’ve taken a look at why the price spiked yesterday (Tue 20th April) in QLD … at an earlier time than we had become accustomed to seeing it occur in recent months.
As alluded to in several recent articles, we have underway a process for updating the ~180 page analytical component included in the Generator Report Card 2018 (released 23 months ago now). We are targeting a release of ‘Generator Insights 2021’ in Q3 2021, and would invite your pre-order.
More time has elapsed since ‘Part 3’ on 24th March – today I’m posting a shorter piece (Part 4) that explains how RHS of the ‘Q>>NIL_CLWU_RGLC’ constraint equation drove down output and led to the price spike on Sunday 24th January 2021.
Looking back at Tuesday 13th April 2021 – a day in which the ex-tropical cyclone Seroja in Western Australia caused some wobbles in rooftop solar PV output in South Australia.
David Osmond’s question on Twitter prompted me to have a look at large wind production overnight.
Reminded by today’s spikes, here’s a quick look at a similar price spike that occurred yesterday (14:35 on Friday 9th April 2021 in the QLD region).
Three price spikes in the QLD region on Saturday 10th April 2021 help to remind us that how increasingly dependent we are on various machinations of the weather (including, on these occasions, cloud cover and solar output).
Caroline Wykamp and Hydro Tasmania’s wholesale team discuss the new ‘virtual storage’ electricity swap contract that they have recently brokered with Renewable Energy Hub.
Guest author, Carl Daley, investigates why big batteries weren’t able to fully capitalise on extreme spot prices in SA on Friday 12th March.
Following recent articles on spot market revenue earned by solar farms in the NEM in 2020, Marcelle takes a look at their FCAS costs.