Articles about market reform – in the NEM and elsewhere.
Articles by Paul McArdle
Reflection on whether the core challenges for market operators (and other core stakeholders) have varied at all from the listing of issues compiled for the Association of Power Exchanges back in 1997.
So who was the winner of our “Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM” competition for summer 2010-11?
Some analysis of how NEM-wide demand trended through summer 2010-11, and what this meant on a regional level.
The temperature reached 34 degrees in Brisbane today – with thunderstorms predicted to sweep through the south-east corner, bringing with them a cool change and localised disruptions to power supplies….
A quick note about the tight supply/demand balance in NSW today – by virtue for high demand and constrained interconnector capability.
A quick look at how North Queensland looks, the morning after TC Yasi
As the Courier Mail tweets that 89,000 people in Townsville and Cairns are without power as TC Yasi approaches, I thought the following chart (taken from our ez2view application) might…
More extreme weather drives extreme demand and extreme prices – on Wednesday 2nd February.
An illustration of the high demand and volatility on Tuesday 1st February.
Some snapshots of a day in which NEM-wide demand soared, driven by high temperatures across the middle of Australia.
Some analysis of entries received in our “Who’d the Best Demand Forecaster in the NEM” competition for summer 2010-11
Some images of the see-saw of prices in QLD with the high demand day today.
Some NEM-Watch snapshots illustrating one of the first days that temperatures have risen in the NEM this summer.
Our Christmas competition is back.
For those of you who are soldiering through the silly season, keeping the lights on in the NEM, here’s some light-hearted relief (and the chance to prove yourself the best demand forecaster in the NEM).
Some articles, as we put them together, focused on events of summer 2010-11
Some quick notes about how levels of demand are, so far this summer, much lower than they have been in recent years.
I have been asked a couple of times recently, by new entrants to the NEM, about the impact of the drought in 2007 on generation levels around the NEM. This…
A listing of some drivers for higher (and, in some cases, lower) prices in the wholesale spot component of the NEM.
Some thoughts about drivers supporting higher fuel costs – and hence driving electricity prices higher in future (assembled from comments made at EUAA events, and elsewhere).