A synopsis of one of the challenges facing the electricity sector – and a suggested solution
Some analysis performed by one of our guest authors (Ric Brazzale) identifying the significant factors that contributed to declining demand in the NEM through 2014.
Some analysis of how demand in Victoria has trended over 16 years – at least in part to help competition entrants provide their forecasts of what they think the peak Victorian regional demand will be for summer 2014-15
Spurred on by our competition (but with an interest that’s much broader) we have a look at how Queensland demand has trended – and find a couple of quite remarkable things occurring…
Brief notes about Redbank station closure
A quick look at what a four-legged horse race does to electricity demand
To augment today’s article in the Australian Financial Review, here’s an illustration of the growing oversupply.
A massive overhang of capacity seen today – leading to price suppression
In parallel with the RET Review process, claims and counter claims are mounting about challenges to security of supply, moving forwards. Here are some initial thoughts…
Coincident with the release of the RET Review, activity in the spot market provides some reminders…
Following last week’s analysis of EnergyAustralia’s larger portfolio we do the same thing for AGL Energy (including Macquarie Generation)
Some initial thoughts about some of the areas (in the wholesale market) where there’s been finger-pointing in different directions about “socialising costs whilst privatising profits”
Following the article in the FinReview today about EnergyAustralia…
Prices plunge on the day the Carbon Tax is repealed
Demand plunges in Queensland during the day – dragging prices down with it.
Hopefully not an omen of what is to come tomorrow night…
Some thoughts about solar PV, and energy efficiency, and the effects they seem to be producing at home.
Some assorted thoughts about the RET, and the RET Review process currently underway
GSES recently gave a presentation at the APVI workshop in Brisbane as part of the International Battery Association conference.
The content of the presentation would be of interest to WattClarity readers, hence this guest post – which focuses on three possible future business models, that would mean very different outcomes to the incumbents that have become accustomed to “business as usual” over many years.
Second article by Paul Taliangis (of Core Energy) looking at some of the broader changes at work in the NEM.