Recovery continues, at Victoria Big Battery


Given the dramas experienced earlier with the fire at the Victoria Big Battery, I’ve had a few alerts set in ez2view to notify me when output exceeded certain thresholds on the charge and discharge sides of the equation … and those alerts triggered over the weekend.

Hence I quickly expanded the time-range in this pre-configured NEMreview v7 query for to look back 14 days, and share it with you here today:

2021-10-11-NEMreview-VBB

In this chart we can see several milestones:

1)  We can see the smaller burst of activity back on 28th September 2021 coincident with the release of the Energy Safe Victoria report;

2)  We can also see the change in pricing structure that commenced on 1st October 2021 with the introduction of Five Minute Settlement;

3)  We can see a period on 7th October where the battery was offered available at full capacity to the market; and

4)  We can see a larger burst of discharge yesterday (Sunday 10th October 2021) and again more activity this morning.

… so it looks like it’s all going well for the battery to be ready for when it’s going to be required during summer 2021-22?!

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.

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