James Martin from SwitchDin, provides an overview of the state of distributed energy management, and how it relates to last week’s events in SA.
Ant Sharwood of Weatherzone provides some insights into the intensity of last weekend’s thunderstorms in South Australia, which had severe impacts on the state’s transmission network.
A weekend of prolific thunderstorms had a significant impact on the NEM. Ben Domensino of Weatherzone reports on the 4.2 million+ lightning strikes that were detected across the country on Saturday and Sunday.
Kate Summers gave this speech about the ‘paralysis by analysis’ currently occurring in the energy industry at Melbourne’s All-Energy Australia Conference on Wednesday 26th of October.
Greg Thorpe of Oakley Greenwood discusses some of the latest developments in the electricity sector which could be described as ‘back to the future’.. and provides a forecast of what might follow.
As a sequel to his earlier article, Carl Daley looks at the a number of record corrections in electricity forward prices that occurred yesterday, coming after weeks of decline.
Carl Daley of EnergyByte walks through the ‘angry bear response’ between market players, and the outcomes and consequences of these actions.
Tom Geiser of Neoen writes this think piece about cost-based modelling vs price-based modelling in the broader debate about transmission investment.
James Allan of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners discusses the potential benefits of moving to hourly RECs.
Lachlan McLeod of Ekistica writes this short article following the recent release of an ARENA report looking into performance ratios used to compare solar pv operations.
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.