On Wednesday 13th October 2021, TransGrid released it’s ‘Energy Vision’, containing modelled results for 6 different scenarios out till 2050.
Saw an update from the AER this evening pertaining to Liddell unit 3, and had a quick look with the power of the Generator Statistical Digest 2020.
Recent events in the NEM are causing me to wonder whether we’ve suspended logic, and reason, in charting a workable course through this energy transition?
A shorter article – thinking more about the future, prompted by one of the factors that contributed to the price volatility seen in South Australia on Friday 12th March 2021
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…
A short article providing access to the much-talked-about report.
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.
With another upsurge in interest in the effect of Hazelwood closure on price outcomes in the NEM, we’ve invested some time to provide these thoughts.
Reading an article in the Courier Mail on Saturday I was struck by the use of two particularly odd examples to support a case for retention of government ownership of electricity generation.
Some quick thoughts about the comparison being made by others between two ageing coal-fired power stations (Liddell power station in NSW and the Muja A&B stations in the SWIS of WA)
A quick look at the scale of the challenge, if Mt Piper were to be forced to close following a court challenge to coal supplies upstream
A record of the closure of Hazelwood this week – and some initial thoughts on the implications
Ominous signs for spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 in Victoria, as hedge contract prices climb prior to the imminent closure of Hazelwood.
A few quick notes about this week’s developments at Loy Yang A power station
After an AEMO notice of Low Reserve Condition this summer and next in the south, I had a quick look…
Engie’s announced closure of Hazelwood reflected as a big step change reduction in available capacity in Victoria at the end of March 2017.
In reality, it’s impossible to “know” what the price outcomes would be when Hazelwood closes. Here’s some reasons why…
Some initial thoughts following articles about the mooted closure of Hazelwood Power Station as early as April 2017.
A starting list of factors that I’d look further into, if I was sucked into the “rabbit hole” of assessing all of the contributing factors leading to the Remarkable Prices seen in Q2 2016 – and which could continue into the future.