A quick look at how North Queensland looks, the morning after TC Yasi
Articles by Paul McArdle
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 explain a bit of what that means: Like everyone else,…
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 prompted me to look at what we had posted previously…
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).
A trend in annual average utilisation of generation plant, aggregated by region, over each year since the start of the NEM.
Some quick notes about a price spike to the (newly raised) Market Price Cap in NSW this morning
Some quick notes about a price spike this evening in Tasmania.
Some articles, as they are prepared, in relation to fuel supplies in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM). This could be to do with coal supplies, or gas supplies, or in relation to other fuel.
Preliminary thoughts about some of the possible implications of the agreed takeover of Centennial Coal by Thailand’s Banpu, and the long-term strategy to re-balance coal supplies evenly between domestic supplies to the National Electricity Market, and international supplies to generators across Asia.
Brief analysis of the trend in production (across the NEM) by fuel type.