Morning volatility in South Australia on Thursday 1st September 2022

It’s officially the first day of spring and electricity users in South Australia have woken this morning to low wind generation and constrained imports from VIC – leading to a run of volatility with prices first rising above $1,000/MWh from the 06:15 dispatch interval as shown here:


(SMS alerts like these are able to be configured in our ez2view, deSide® and NEMwatch platinum software)

As I hit publish on this article, the price is $3,971.59/MWh in the 07:35 dispatch interval – as seen here in this NEMwatch v10 snapshot:


Because of this volatility (and keeping in mind other recent runs, like last Friday 26th August) the Cumulative Price is up above $700,000.

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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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