Voltage disruption (apparently) stemming from Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Thursday morning 23rd June 2022

This morning I noticed this tweet from ElectraNet about some network voltage issues in South Australia in the early hours of the morning:

2022-06-23-tweet-ElectraNet

 

(A) Media reports

I did not have time to look any further amongst what data we have to see what it might be, but coincidentally saw this news report from Channel 7 early this evening that explained that it was related to some cause (not yet known) at the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park:

2022-06-23-tweet-Channel7News

Worth listening to the report (click on the link to load)  … as Minister Kousantonis and others mention therein, there could be a number of different root causes at the site….

 

(B) Trend of recent output

Using this pre-prepared query within NEMreview v7  we can have a quick look at how this project has been operating the past 7 days:

2022-06-23-NEMreview-PortAugustaREP

As can be clearly seen, the unit had been outputting up to 124MW consistently over a more than 24 hours spanning 19th June (and a little either side) and this morning had much reduced output.


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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.

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