Carl Daley of EnergyByte examines the ramifications of the Callide Power Station outage and discusses the big losers and winners from the situation.
With expectations set last week that Callide B1 would be back online yesterday at minimum load, I’ve had a quick look and can’t see it yet…
A short note about some further delays in return to service for Callide B1 and C3 … though earlier return for B2
Discussion in a number of different places (including an AFR article today) prompted me to pull some data together of how (spot and futures) prices have trended through 2021, and how they changed with the Callide C4 problems.
On LinkedIn this afternoon, Josh Stabler (of Energy Edge) identified another consideration for the repair process for the significantly damaged Callide C4 steam turbine.
Only two dispatch intervals (thus far?) of extreme pricing tonight for QLD and NSW (Wed 2nd June 2021). Here’s the first one…
In order to assist discussions on social media about what’s been happening with Callide C4 over the past 10 years, using the GSD2020 I’ve published some actual detailed performance metrics.
The AEMO has released its 22-page Preliminary Report into the Callide C4 Catastrophe and the subsequent events.
A note of thanks to Mark Ludlow at the AFR for the compilation of some great initial information about what happened at Callide C4 unit just over a week ago (on Tue 25th May 2021).
For ease of future reference, here is the list of events that occurred on Tuesday 25th May 2021 … as we (currently) see them.
First short article for Tuesday evening following report from CS Energy that the return to service
Whilst there were many things that went wrong on Tuesday 25th May 2021 (last week), guest author Allan O’Neil highlights that there were at least 4 things that went right – contributing to a much less severe outcome than would otherwise have been the case.
Carl Daley from EnergyByte, provides more insight into the events of last Tuesday, which culminated in widespread blackouts throughout Queensland.
On Friday evening (28th May) and again this evening (Sun 30th May) my phone buzzed plenty of times – due to price volatility, and also alerting on low IRPM (enabled with Callide units offline, and low wind harvest at peak demand time).
My evening reading of an ABC news article (about Callide C) released this afternoon suggests a long, long and expensive outage for Callide C4.
Normally this would be part of a much more complete article adding to WattClarity’s growing coverage of the major power system events in Queensland following the incident at Callide C…
Sharing 7 of the ‘Headline Questions’ we’re pondering, as we bury ourselves in the data surrounding the events that happened on Tuesday 25th May … some of which will have long-lasting implications (not to mention detailed investigations).
Following yesterday’s incidents (plural!) we see prices forecast to be high this evening in QLD as well.
First update, day after the event, shows a cautious (initial) approach to returning the 4 units at the Callide site back to service.
Third short article this evening, after it looks like we’ve escaped from a tight supply/demand balance (reasonably) unscathed.