A snapshot of the start of price volatility in QLD and NSW on Monday 12th July 2021.
A rainy Saturday morning reminds us the price volatility for Q2 in QLD has not totally gone away … with elevated prices for ENERGY and also Contingency FCAS (Raise 6 second and Raise 60 second).
It was volatile this morning well past that’s become ‘normal’ and the volatility has returned (as I expected it would) this evening. Here’s the snapshot of the 17:20 dispatch interval…
Morning spot price volatility in the QLD region persists further into the morning (Tue 15th June) than has become expected.
A short note to recognise the spot price volatility continuing for Monday 14th June 2021.
First price spike at sunset (Friday 11th June 2021) … presumably with a number more bounces to go through the evening.
A short article noting volatility rolls into Thursday evening, 10th June 2021
A short note about the first of the volatility on Wednesday 9th June 2021.
Discussion in a number of different places (including an AFR article today) prompted me to pull some data together of how (spot and futures) prices have trended through 2021, and how they changed with the Callide C4 problems.
Evening spot price volatility has become a regular thing – here’s some of it for Thursday 3rd June 2021
Only two dispatch intervals (thus far?) of extreme pricing tonight for QLD and NSW (Wed 2nd June 2021). Here’s the first one…
A number of things happened late today – with the trip of DDPS1 (only declare credible contingency earlier in the day) giving more impetus to spot price volatility in the QLD and NSW regions already facing tight supply/demand following the Callide catastrophe and LOR1 in NSW.
Was speaking with someone this morning about the expectation that there would be price volatility this evening, and the market obliged. It’s only just started, but here’s the second spike…
Spot prices spiked across mainland regions this evening – firstly at 17:55 (above $1,000/MWh). and then at 18:00 (up towards $15,000/MWh). Here’s a first look.
An unfortunately timed significant slump in output across all Wind and Large Solar plant in NSW was another of the factors contributing to the price volatility seen in NSW last week.
Second day in a row the price spikes in the NSW region … higher and longer than yesterday. Low aggregate production from Wind and Large Solar across NSW today was clearly one other factor that contributed.
UQ’s Andrew Wilson pens a case study on the market events that occured on Tuesday the 13th of October in the QLD region, in which he examines the relative performance of UQ’s 1.1MW behind-the-meter battery during this period of market volatility.
Published at 12:02, this is a view looking forward to the expected (very high) peak in electricity demand across the NEM this evening.
Yesterday I noted what appeared to be trips of two solar farms – Gannawarra and Karadoc – within a single dispatch interval and coincident with a period of volatile prices. Also yesterday, Dylan McConnell flagged a drop in output at the brown coal plant around the same time, with some questions. With the benefit of access to yesterday’s bids, today I have a look at the 5 power stations (pending a broader review next week by guest author, Allan O’Neil).
It is curious that despite of the findings of the recent ACCC enquiries and the on-going regulatory uncertainty (at both a state and federal level), anyone would be willing to…