Geoff Bongers, Nathan Bongers and Andy Boston have prepared this guest authored article following on from their recently published paper about the characterisation and mitigation of renewable droughts in the NEM.
With all regions of the NEM having been suspended by AEMO on Wednesday 15th June 2022, guest author Allan O’Neil takes an initial look at what’s visible in terms of operations in the NEM.
Tristan Edis of Green Energy Markets explains his thoughts on what has caused the evolving energy crisis and what state and federal governments could do in response.
Guest author David Leitch examines the effects of recent rain and how it has disrupted coal production along the east coast.
A very short note containing a graph posted by Josh Stabler yesterday, showing that a new record Australian domestic weekly gas price has been hit.
Earlier today, Josh Stabler spoke at the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) conference in Melbourne about “the timeline of energy scarcity’. His presentation focused on rising spot and futures prices throughout the four mainland regions of the NEM.
Guest author Carl Daley from EnergyByte provides this summary of record-setting spot price outcomes throughout April. Carl also looks at how generator outages, rising global LNG and thermal coal prices, and other factors are putting pressure on spot prices.
On Thursday 17th March, Jonathon Dyson presented at the CEC Wind Industry Forum in Melbourne about the increasing role of auto-bidding and self-forecasting in the modern-day NEM. In this article, he shares some of the key points from that presentation.
Ben Domensino of Weatherzone examines the recent heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding across much of Australia’s eastern seaboard
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, returns to WattClarity with this review of southern region prices on Monday 31st January 2022 to highlight one example of counterprice flows on the VIC to NSW interconnector.
Occasional guest author, David Leitch, grasped an opportunity for an early read of GenInsights21 – and shares some of his observations here with WattClarity readers.
Ben Domensino of Weatherzone discusses an extreme month of wet weather across Australia during November, and its impact on solar generation.
Ben Domensino from WeatherZone has provided this summary about what we can expect to see across Australia during the 2021-22 summer weather season.
Ron Brakels of SolarQuotes examines recent changes that will put the CER in charge of accreditation, which he explains is aimed at “kicking crap solar installers out of the industry”.
Guest author, Josh Stabler of Energy Edge, provides a look into the ‘contagion of scarcity’ events impacting the market since mid-May 2021.
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, takes an initial look at some of the highlights included in the AEMO’s Electricity Statement of Opportunities for 2021 (a 10-year forecast for what might unfold in the future of the NEM).
Carl Daley of EnergyByte, examines recent energy and gas price volatility, leading to the conclusion that the May to July period in QLD and NSW has been the biggest shock to the spot market in history, and the forward price movements are rivalling the record setting year of 2007.
A team of academics at UNSW explain operating reserves and analyse the case for implementing an operating reserve service in the NEM.
Tom Geiser discusses transmission access and the efficacy of Renewable Energy Zones. He examines what the underlying problems are and how they can be solved directly.
An old adage runs that to eat an elephant, it’s best to proceed in small servings. With a very eventful Q2 in the NEM not yet finished, the number of headline events is already large enough – unexpected price volatility…