Using an in-development (but soon to be released) widget in ez2view we take a look at forecast availability for coal units in NSW, VIC and QLD for the critical, and normally volatile, Q1 period 2021.
David Leitch and Ben Willacy of ITK Services provide analysis of the NSW Government’s recently announced renewable energy plan.
Questions from several readers prompted this quick look at the long-term trend of coal generation.
Some excerpts from the Generator Report Card to sample some of the analysis we performed to assess various aspects of the ‘dependability’ of coal-fired power stations in the NEM. In this post we highlight availability (or, more precisely, the level of unavailability) as an aggregated monthly volumetric measure trended over 17 years.
The framework we used to analyse the extent to which coal-fired power is “dependable” in the Generator Report Card, and the extent to which it’s been changing.
Guest author, Tristan Edis, takes a look at the changing pattern of generation by fuel type in 2018
A brief look at the numbers with the temporary coal supply issue affecting Loy Yang A and Loy Yang B overnight
A quick post to mark the end of brown-coal fired generation in South Australia, with the closure of Northern Power Station
Prompted by a reader’s question, we provide some further analysis into which brown coal plants have been declining output in recent times, and why this might be the case.