A quick note this afternoon to record price volatility in South Australia this afternoon – with this NEMwatch snapshot at 16:30:
Three quick points:
1) Very low wind generation this afternoon;
2) Lots of solar capability, but with rooftop PV being curtailed through the day because of system security reasons;
3) No capability of support from the east with the network still severed (through until Sunday evening).
For a more detailed view, here’s an ez2view snapshot at 16:40 highlighting three of the 8 x FCAS commodities in South Australia at the Administered Price Cap following Lower Reg hitting the Cumulative Price Threshold on Monday 14th November:
With many of the thermal generators running in South Australia, we see the level of inertia in the SA grid is higher than it’s been on many occasions in recent years.