TARONG#1 has come offline from close to minimum load this morning, closely followed by TARONG#2 (also from close to minimum load) – Wednesday 28th February 2024
Articles by Paul McArdle
A short article, recording the start of evening volatility in South Australia … and the coincident bushfire risk.
A reader has helped point out that temporary towers brought the Moorabool Sydenham No1 500 kV line back into service on Sun 25th Feb 2024 (with No2 line still out).
AEMO updated forecasts for LOR2 in NSW (and now QLD) for Thursday 29th Feb 2024 are now more severe than the earlier forecasts.
A short note looking at CFA warnings of ‘Extreme Bushfire Risk’ for locations in Victoria on Wednesday 28th February 2024.
A Tuesday morning article, looking ahead to forecasts of LOR2 (tight supply-demand balance) for NSW on Thursday evening 29th February 2024
A short record of evening volatility in Queensland and NSW on Monday 26th February 2024.
Also from GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q4, the particular case of Tuesday 31st October 2023 is also worth sharing (and a broad audience understanding).
Returning a focus to GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q4, here’s a particular example from Sunday 24th December 2023 worth sharing (and a broad audience understanding).
A quick look forward (from Sun 25th Feb) towards Thursday 29th Feb 2024 in NSW
Twelve days ago there was news about a delay to return to service for Callide C3 (now to 31st March 2024), but we’d missed it.
Looking back at Tuesday 13th February 2024 there’s consistently large aggregate under-performance (compared to Target) across all Semi-Scheduled units in the NEM through daylight hours. The reason for the increased procurement of Regulation Raise.
It’s Friday evening 23rd Feb 2024 and spot prices are bouncing around like crazy.
A short article with demand in QLD above 10,000MW
Demand is climbing in both NSW and QLD regions on Friday afternoon 23rd February, off the back of hot weather.
A short article sharing the trend of 4-second data for Berrybank 1 and Berrybank 2 Wind Farms on Tue 13th Feb 2024.
A very short article containing the 14-hour view of 4-second data for Moorabool Wind Farm on Tue 13th Feb 2024.
Curiosity (part triggered by some conversations I noticed on social media) drove me to have a look at the implied ROCDOWN in the AEMO 4-second data for the 5 facilities (10 DUIDs) involved in rapid ramp down on Tuesday 13th February 2024.
Good to see Waubra Wind Farm restarting this morning (Fri 23rd Feb 2024) after spending the night offline with bushfires in the area.
At 18:00 (NEM time) on Thu 22nd Feb 2024 the Waubra Wind Farm, which was trending downwards with the wind, dropped to 0MW. Bushfires are in the area and there is a ‘Leave Now’ notice issued. Are they related?