On Wednesday 13th October 2021, TransGrid released it’s ‘Energy Vision’, containing modelled results for 6 different scenarios out till 2050.
Following comments on social media over the weekend about a new low point for brown coal generation, I took a quick look.
Prompted by reports elsewhere of solar PV production eclipsing coal-fired production on Sunday for a period of time, I had a quick look (including at aggregate bid volumes).
Flooding in the Latrobe Valley town of Traralgon raises questions about whether there is any effect on the brown coal generators.
Two initial thoughts, following EnergyAustralia’s announcement that they will close Yallourn Power Station four years earlier than initially planned (mid-2028).
A report released this week by Green Energy Markets and the IEEFA exploring the prospect of accelerated coal closures, has itself caused some ripples…
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.