On Monday the AEMO held their annual Summer Readiness Briefing for Summer 2023/24. Meanwhile, the ABC are reporting that the current El Nino has reached ‘strong intensity’.
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.
Following the low levels of demand over the weekend (Sat 16th and Sun 17th Sept 2023) here’s a few quick notes.
Yesterday (Thu 31st Aug) we saw the release of the 2023 ESOO. Today (Fri 1st Sept 2023) AEMO calls for tenders for supply of ‘Reserve Trader’ in VIC and SA for summer 2023-24.
The 2023 ESOO contains some some reporting (and data) about one particular contingency plan … delaying retirement of existing thermal generators (with Eraring a case in point).
Apart from a distraction early this morning, I’ve invested some hours today in review of the 2023 ESOO. Here’s 7 initial observations that jumped out at me.
Here’s my view on whether Figure 2 should have preceded Figure 1 (with respect to projections of unserved energy … USE) in the 2023 ESOO.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that EFOR (equivalent forced outage rate) for coal and large gas units is a large and growing challenge.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that AEMO is has highlighted the set of constraints modelled is only ‘System Normal’.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that AEMO is now modelling (more accurately) the high temperature degradation on wind farm performance.
AEMO notes that ‘Australia’s NEM is perched on the edge’ in the 2023 ESOO, released today (Thu 31st Aug 2023)
A quick status update, early on Thursday 31st August 2023, about issues at Azure (caused by a power surge) that has been affecting AEMO (and our) systems.
Today (Thu 3rd Aug 2023) the AEMC commenced a process of examining the proposed establishment of a ‘Scheduled Lite’ mechanism …
An article today referencing the VEPC paper ‘No longer lost in transmission’ (about extended VNI-West, and the authors proposed alternative ‘Plan B’) and the AEMO’s initial response.
After having had an extended break abroad, the coverage from last week’s AEW event provided a unique opportunity to check back in with the energy market from an outsider’s perspective.
Worth a short note that (on the first official day of winter … though in temperature terms it started some weeks ago) they have published a Media Release ‘AEMO forecasts improved winter 2023 for Australia’s energy system, risks remain’ that…
Here’s where to find AEMO’s preliminary report on the loss of SCADA on 22nd April 2023 in Victoria that led to that region being suspended for more than 24 hours.
A short article to note that the AEMO released it’s QED for Q1 2023 this morning, and a list of the early media coverage.
In an event (that seems) similar to 17th March 2023, a glitch in SCADA leads to the suspension of the market in the Victorian region on Saturday afternoon/evening 22nd April 2023.
On 6th April 2023 the AEMO published this preliminary report into the brief market suspension that occurred in NSW on 17th March 2023.