Today (Thu 3rd Aug 2023) the AEMC commenced a process of examining the proposed establishment of a ‘Scheduled Lite’ mechanism …
how dispatch works
New guest author, Ryan Esplin progressively builds a more precise model of the NEMDE dispatch process to illustrate why the stylised ‘Merit Order’ bid stack model is increasingly not enough to explain dispatch and price outcomes in the NEM
A question on Twitter from Benny Beatts (about dispatch of Origin’s Eraring unit 2 on Monday 30th May) illustrates why price setting is not as simple as adding up bids that are dispatched.
Marcelle explores the little-understood concept in NEM dispatch of the tie-break principle, using the new ‘Constraint Dashboard’ widget in ez2view.
On 25th November, guest author Allan O’Neil examined the ‘X5 Constraint’. Two weeks of operation have passed, so now Allan reviews some of what’s happened.
Given the great interest in the new ‘X5 constraint’, guest author, Allan O’Neil, has invested some time to pick the new constraint equation to understand (and then explain) what it is, how likely it will be to bind, and who is likely to be affected.
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, contributes to our series of articles explaining how prices are set the the NEM (as part of how dispatch works). In this article, Allan explains some of the details in the AEMO’s “Price Setter” file.
Highlighting the different approaches taken to cost/price based dispatch in an interconnected electricity system (or market).
Walking through 5 (much simplified) “Dispatch Intervals” to illustrate some starting principles of marginal price based dispatch arrangements, such as used in the National Electricity Market