Responding to comments in social media about how “the race that stops the nation” might have contributed to a drop in demand in NSW
Articles by Paul McArdle
The competition is back, for another summer (with 7+1 prizes on offer). Read through for details…
Back on 8th October, I spoke at All Energy in Melbourne on this topic. Given the questions posed after the session, it seemed that it might be of value to some WattClarity readers if I narrated over the top of the presentation and included it here, for future reference.
A quick look at how ramp rates would vary (for “Unserved Consumption”) in the hypothetical “10x” high intermittency grid.
Continuing our analysis of these hypothetical future scenarios to understand the shape of “unserved energy” and hence the potential contribution of Demand Response – today I post about energy spilled in a future with high intermittent generation supply.
Laying out the framework for the analysis I’m doing for my presentation at All Energy 2015 – about the role Demand Response might play in a future market dominated by intermittent generation
A collection of articles, as we post them, about what’s been happening through spring 2015 in the NEM
A sped-up animation covering spanning a September 2015 weekend in the South Australian region of the NEM, illustrating both sides of the wind farm output coin.
Some further analysis of different aspects of wind farm output in South Australia
Sitting on the outside, looking in, this article sums up what seems to be the main areas of contention in the great Network Debate that’s been running the past couple years.
Pondering more implications of the boom/bust pricing witnessed in the South Australian region last week…
Through the week we’ve seen new highs for wind production (NEM-wide) and also some low levels of production, as well – mirroring the political debate. The challenge has serious implications, however, and the AEMO sessions mentioned might be one way to learn more.
The University of Queensland has called for applicants for the next round of the E.S.Cornwall Memorial scholarship (closes Friday 31st July).
A great opportunity for a young engineer to gain international experience at this time of change.
Following today’s announcement of the closure of Alinta’s Northern Power Station in South Australia
Some quick notes Tuesday evening about liquid-fuelled peaking generators getting a run in a South Australian region that’s missing Northern station (amongst other factors)
A quick look at how the Nyngan solar plant stepped up its output over the weekend, reaching full load.
Collecting together posts about winter 2015
A quick look at how the early winter chills are driving demand in Tasmania to levels not seen for 4 years
Windy conditions persist – and bring with them their own challenges for the AEMO in managing the security of the system
(PS wind contributes to, but there are other factors discussed in the post)
Looks like wind output, aggregated across the NEM, hit a new record in output overnight.