Following the article on Tuesday 15th February about ‘blow-out in file creation latency’, in this article we update stats for the past week … but also look as far back as late 2018 to see a broader pattern.
A price spike in SA on Wednesday 23rd February reminds us of a price spike in NSW on Monday 21st February … one due to coal, the other due to solar … but both illustrating *the same* underlying dynamic.
As a real time reminder of the energy transition challenges, the trip of Origin’s Eraring unit 2 was a significant driver of the price spike in NSW to $15,100/MWh on Tuesday 21st February 2022.
AEMO recently imposed additional dispatch obligations on six non-scheduled wind farms in South Australia. We take a look at what this means in practice.
A quick note about the brief Market Suspension in South Australia on Friday afternoon, 18th February 2022.
This article – Part A of a 2 part series – reviews how rooftop PV output varied and considers its influence on Queensland demand on the 1st and 2nd of February, 2022.
As a first article on WattClarity following Origin’s ‘Notice of Closure’ announcement about the future of Eraring Power Station, here’s some statistical data (from the upcoming GSD2021) to help with the broader conversation.
Over the past 2 weekends in February (in particular) we have noticed AEMO’s file creation time for ‘P5MIN’ files has increased significantly (and this has caused challenges for Participants). We take an updated look.
Following from the release of GenInsights21, in this article we look at some of what that analytical publication can help us understand, in terms of how the changing market is impacting on the role that renewables will increasingly play in the NEM in the years to come.
A short (and back-dated) article about the AEMO’s publication of their Directions Report for Tuesday 1st February 2022 during QLD’s heatwave.
An initial review of some (wholesale) supply-side factors contributing to the extreme price volatility (and Reserve Trader etc) that occurred in the first week of February 2022 in the QLD region of the NEM.
Recent WDR activity on January 31 took advantage of the spicy Victorian wholesale energy prices that eventuated in the late afternoon and early evening under unusual circumstances.
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, returns to WattClarity with this review of southern region prices on Monday 31st January 2022 to highlight one example of counterprice flows on the VIC to NSW interconnector.
A very brief look at the first significant price spike in QLD on Tuesday 2nd February 2022.
QLD demand is climbing closer to an ‘all time maximum’ on Tuesday 2nd February 2022 … but an afternoon storm might cool things off.
A first article on Wednesday 2nd February, looking ahead in the AEMO current forecast to what would be (if the forecast holds) a new record for QLD Region ‘Market Demand’
A quick look back at today (Tue 1st Feb) and look forward at tomorrow (Wed 2nd Feb).
A quick look at how QLD’s Wind Farms performed today … Tuesday 1st February 2022.
A quick look at the ‘Q^^NIL_CS’ constraint equation, which was also active today in QLD and influencing market outcomes.
We’re down to 485MW of spare capacity in the QLD region … at any price. Hold onto your hats!