The first part of a Case Study looking at a large 5-minute ramp in ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ in the middle of the day (an unusual time) on Friday 8th September 2023
Articles by Paul McArdle
A quick note about a forecast by AEMO of shortfall in system strength in NSW region for Tuesday 14th November 2023.
A quick record of Sun 12th Nov 2023, with ‘minimum demand’ dropping further in Victoria
A quick review of spot price volatility seen in South Australia on Thursday evening 9th November 2023.
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Mon 3rd and Tue 4th July 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
We’re seeing an increasing number of claims on social media along the lines of ‘South Australia exporting more than it imports’. Whilst that was true around 2019, it’s NOT been the case for a number of years.
As the next step in recovering from a fire onsite during commissioning, Genex Power has released an ASX Announcement and the battery charged briefly on Friday 3rd Nov 2023 afternoon.
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Friday 18th August 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
With ez2view v220.127.116.11 released yesterday (Tue 30th Sept 2023) with enhancements to ‘Generator Outages’ we take the opportunity of some questions about Kogan Creek Power Station to have a look at the usefulness, and possible additional tweaks to make, to this software widget.
An article in the Australian this morning alerted me to yesterday’s Federal Court ruling against AGL Energy for not supplying contingency FCAS services (from Bayswater and Loy Yang A) when enabled by NEMDE. Here’s a quick look…
As the SMS alerts continue, here’s an article to record the new low point for Market Demand in NSW on Sunday 29th October 2023.
A quick review of a short period of ‘Actual LOR2’ in the South Australian region on Friday evening 27th October 2023.
A short article on Mon 23rd Oct 2023 about an AEMO’s publication of the latest Quarterly Energy Dynamics (a review of 2023 Q3). This follows closely from AER’s Wholesale Markets Quarterly for the same period.
A short article on Saturday about an AER’s publication that was released in the past week … a review of 2023 Q3.
A quick initial article on Saturday morning 21st Oct 2023 about a significant loss of load in the Townsville area early this morning following a trip of some transmission elements.
Yesterday (Wed 18th Oct 2023) Origin Energy held its Annual General Meeting, with discussion wide-ranging. Here’s two things that jumped out to me about the Eraring Power Station, which is currently slated to close in 2025.
A quick article on WattClarity pointing to some research completed by Shukla Poddar and others about what future solar profile might be across Australia, in a climate changed world.
AER announced today (and CS Energy confirmed) that a fine had been issued, and paid, for ‘allegedly operating a generating system without regulatory approval’ – with respect to the Callide C units on 24th May 2021 (i.e. the day before the explosion – but I believe unrelated to the explosion).
A short note to echo EnergyAustralia’s warnings (reported in the Australian) about possible coal supply issues for Mt Piper power station.
Seeing another reference to ‘Bouldercombe BESS only offline for a day’ on social media prompts this article, to prevent further misconceptions…