Worth a short note that (on the first official day of winter … though in temperature terms it started some weeks ago) they have published a Media Release ‘AEMO forecasts improved winter 2023 for Australia’s energy system, risks remain’ that would understandably be of keen interest to a broad number of stakeholders:
There’s a presentation that AEMO has provided to a number of stakeholders that has now been linked into an update on the Media Release above … you can now find it here:
Electricity and gas are much more intertwined in winter than summer (i.e. gas shortages more likely to happen in winter as demand for gas-fired heating is higher, at the same time as potential requirement for gas-fired generation for winter evening peaks in required dispatch from dispatchable plant (such as gas turbines)).
As such, it’s understandable that the Media Release above also points back at the Media Release ‘Gas supply improved for winter 2023 but risks remain’ from 16th March 2023:
Nothing more, at this point.