The very fast FCAS markets started on 9 October 2023 and now a Basslink outage presents a confusing situation for required and enabled levels.
Prompted by a LinkedIn update by Vedran Kovac (at Hydro Tasmania) we’ve taken a quick look at the supply mix in Tasmania during the current week.
On Friday 28th October, the AEMO released its preliminary report into the storm damage to Liapootah – Palmerston 220 kV lines (loss of more than 500MW of load, and trip of Basslink and multiple generators)
Zooming into the ~7 minute period during which the initial event occurred in TAS on Friday 14th October 2022.
On Friday 14th October we saw a significant system event in Tasmania – with storms downing power links, leading to large (530MW) loss of load and trip of Basslink. In this article we take a first look at the sequence of events…
Some quick notes of a sizeable loss of load in Tasmania and a volatility situation that is ongoing as I hit ‘publish’ at 11:50 NEM time.
A short note about an unexpected Basslink outage that began yesterday morning.
Ben Skinner from the Australian Energy Council examines how transmission is currently funded in the NEM.
Some quick calcs to update a ball-park estimate on the cost of the Tasmanian energy crisis
Recapping what I’ve learnt (and highlighting some of the things I have yet to learn) about the electricity supply crisis currently facing Tasmania
A massive (60%) instantaneous reduction in Tassie’s electricity demand in the early hours of this morning caught our attention.
Some quick notes today, on day #2 of the Carbon Tax, prompted by some prices that jumped all around the place (not so much due to carbon, though).
I noted that the recent Basslink outage made the news today as a result of political point scoring in the Tasmanian parliament. As noted in the news report, the Basslink outage started on Saturday 17th April, and continued through until…