A quick update today, following news yesterday from CS Energy about a 17-day delay to the expected return to service of Callide C3, following repairs to the collapsed cooling tower.
With ez2view v220.127.116.11 released yesterday (Tue 30th Sept 2023) with enhancements to ‘Generator Outages’ we take the opportunity of some questions about Kogan Creek Power Station to have a look at the usefulness, and possible additional tweaks to make, to this software widget.
AER announced today (and CS Energy confirmed) that a fine had been issued, and paid, for ‘allegedly operating a generating system without regulatory approval’ – with respect to the Callide C units on 24th May 2021 (i.e. the day before the explosion – but I believe unrelated to the explosion).
A quick article, following a social media update by CS Energy on the repair process for the cooling towers at Callide C.
A quick note on WattClarity to tie in an update (earlier this month) from CS Energy on the rebuild of the cooling tower for Callide C3 and C4.
More updates recently about the Callide C power station. Looks like we’ll be waiting a while longer for the (delayed again) return to service…
AFR and the Australian (and elsewhere?) there are reports of the co-owner of Callide C (with CS Energy) being placed in voluntary administration.
A short article today noting the additional delays in return-to-service expectations for both Callide C3 and C4.
News of the arrival of another high cost replacement component (generator stator) at Callide C4 prompts me to have an updated look … with a new feature in ez2view.
A short article about a further delay in the expected return to service date for Callide C3 (which is offline after suffering cooling tower failure).
Yesterday (Wed 28th Dec) CS Energy informed the market of further delays in RTS for Callide C3 and C4 – today we take a quick look.
No change in return-to-service expectation for Callide C3.
A quick note to echo the news from CS Energy that the replacement generator transformer is onsite.
QLD looks like it will be without Callide’s C3 unit until at least February 2023.
Prompted by a few media questions (on a day when all 4 units were offline together for about 3 hours), have taken a quick look at the status of the four units on the Callide Power Station site.
Alerted via an ABC news article, we take a quick look at Callide C3.
Spurred by the extended outage at Kogan Creek, we also take a quick look at current expectations for Callide C4.
Following Tuesday’s article about 7 coal units due for return to service soon, 3 are back and 1 more on the way.
Does not look like demand will rise as high on Wednesday evening as it did on Tuesday … but the price still spiked.
An initial review of some (wholesale) supply-side factors contributing to the extreme price volatility (and Reserve Trader etc) that occurred in the first week of February 2022 in the QLD region of the NEM.