There might be a sustained burst of wind generation to finish off the month of May 2024

In recent days we’ve seen reasonably low levels of aggregate wind production across the NEM during evening periods (i.e. after sunset and when ‘Market Demand’ peaks).

We’ve seen this on Thursday 23rd May and Friday 24th May and Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May … though Brendan was not overly surprised by this:


… and Mike noted:

‘Autumn is always the calmest season in the south (ask any sailor :), where much of wind production is located, June tends to get windier as the Southern Ocean gales pick up. And so May is becoming the high cost month in terms of spot pricing.’

A quick reference to this live-updating dashboard produced by the ez2view ‘Trends Engine’ reveals the following picture:


It seems like (if the AEMO ST PASA forecasts hold true) we might have a spell of higher aggregate wind production across a couple days, and notably in the evenings of Wednesday 29th May 2024 and Thursday 30th May 2024.

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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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