A short article highlighting price volatility this evening in QLD … spreading further south.
Spot price up at $1,000/MWh in QLD for over an hour on Friday evening, 1st April 2022.
Following Tuesday evening’s fireworks, we take a first look at whether Wednesday evening might be a rerun.
A quick look at the supply-demand balance for the QLD on Tuesday evening 8th March 2022 … where it became very, very tight for a period of time (hence very low IRPM).
A short article describing the run of volatility seen in QLD on Tuesday evening, 8th March 2022
In this article we look more closely at 1st and 2nd February 2022 – and particularly at where and when the changes in rooftop PV occurred, narrowing our assessment to south-east Queensland regions. It follows on from Part A which inspected how Queensland rooftop PV output varied at the state level.
Widespread and heavy rainfall occurred across southeast Queensland during the week ending Sunday 27th February, 2022. The deluge produced some of the highest rainfall totals on record and extensive flooding. Did electricity demand drop in association with network outages?
This article – Part A of a 2 part series – reviews how rooftop PV output varied and considers its influence on Queensland demand on the 1st and 2nd of February, 2022.
An initial review of some (wholesale) supply-side factors contributing to the extreme price volatility (and Reserve Trader etc) that occurred in the first week of February 2022 in the QLD region of the NEM.
A short article about some evening volatility in the QLD region on Sunday 30th January 2022.
AEMO now asking for ‘Generator Recall Information’ for generators in NSW with LOR2 conditions forecast on Tuesday … and forecast demand levels in QLD for Wednesday 2nd February up near the all-time maximum.
A couple SMS alerts to AEMO Market Notices speaking about ‘LOR3’ Low Reserve Condition warnings (i.e. controlled ‘load shedding’) spiked my interest, so I took a look on Thursday afternoon about what’s forecast for Wednesday next week (2nd February 2022) in Queensland…
A first quick look at an elevated price event in the QLD region on Monday 20th December 2021
Some price volatility in QLD on Thursday evening, 9th December 2021 presenting a small distraction on our GenInsights21 completion process.
Second short article, looking into what has been happening through Queensland on Thursday 11th November 2021.
It’s now seven months since the SCADA outage on Sunday 24th January 2021 – and we’re finally able to complete and publish this (quite long) article exploring some of the implications for units on the LHS of the ‘Q>>NIL_CLWU_RGLC’ constraint equation
A short article that might be referred back to later following a spot price spike (in QLD and NSW), and what looks like demand response (in QLD).
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).
Now making it 5 out of the past 6 years, we return to the analysis of electricity (spot and futures) pricing patterns for Q2 periods across the NEM regions … and also in Western Australia. We see a number of ways in which Q2 2021 was ‘anything but boring’!
High Contingency FCAS prices (Raise 6 second) in response to what’s happened at Callide Power Station drove the Cumulative Price to (6 times) the Cumulative Price Threshold. Administered Pricing began Saturday evening for QLD.