Considerations on how key aspects of the upcoming wholesale mechanism might dictate how much response capability will be realised once the mechanism goes live before Summer 2021-22
A collection of thoughts that have been bumping around in my head for some time about the latest push by various parties to facilitate a broader range of demand response in the NEM, and whether there are better options
A quick note about the need to avoid focusing on average emissions intensity (for the wrong reasons) and losing sight of the fact that it’s the emissions intensity of the next marginal unit of production that should be used for making short-term consumption decisions (if the objective is reducing your environmental footprint, as an energy user).
Some thoughts from guest author, Connor James, about “what’s next” in response to energy user concerns about high and escalating prices.
A few thoughts about how energy users (including each of us) are the main victims in the unfolding train wreck that’s become of this energy transition off the rails.
The energy supply industry is now a case study of major disruption and this is causing chaos. We are now witnessing the simultaneous high prices in electricity and gas – importantly at the commodity level – not network driven this time – although that just changed with the AER loss – more petrol on the fire.
Pondering more implications of the boom/bust pricing witnessed in the South Australian region last week…
Our guest author (Mike Williams) shares some practical tips for how energy users can brace themselves for the rising tsunami of energy costs
A listing of some drivers for higher (and, in some cases, lower) prices in the wholesale spot component of the NEM.
A high-level summary of some concerns of energy users, linked to a (progressively) growing number of more detailed posts that will be added over time.
Here’s a growing collection of articles we’re putting together with respect to the concerns of energy users. These articles are informed by interaction with a wide range of large commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users in a variety of different…
A look-back at 11 years of NEM history to reveal the nature and measure of benefits large industrial energy users can gain from curtailability in the NEM