Walking through some of the responses I can see in 19 of 67 Wind Farm units on Wednesday 10th August 2022 … when a software glitch delivered extreme contingency FCAS prices across all regions (though they were subsequently revised down).
Rise of the Auto-Bidder
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.
Following from the release of GenInsights21, in this article we look at some of what that analytical publication can help us understand, in terms of how the changing market is impacting on the role that renewables will increasingly play in the NEM in the years to come.
This morning I’ve taken a quick look at market activity in South Australia on Thursday evening, 30th December 2021.
A short article today, to share an image from the upcoming GenInsights21 release, and to pose some questions – about what’s been happening with the rise (and fall!) of bid volumes at Large Solar Farms in the NEM.
A trend of monthly total number of bids shows clear indication of ‘the rise of the auto-bidder’.
In our development of GenInsights21, we’re exploring ways to also include some analysis of different types of stakeholders in the generation process. In this article we outline a couple (and seek your input).
As alluded to in several recent articles, we have underway a process for updating the ~180 page analytical component included in the Generator Report Card 2018 (released 23 months ago now). We are targeting a release of ‘Generator Insights 2021’ in Q3 2021, and would invite your pre-order.
Looking back at Tuesday 13th April 2021 – a day in which the ex-tropical cyclone Seroja in Western Australia caused some wobbles in rooftop solar PV output in South Australia.
A chart we threw together quickly at Beer O’Clock today (from the imminent release of the GSD2020) was worth sharing more broadly on WattClarity today…
In part 4 of this expanding Case Study of the unexpected price spike on Tuesday 13th Oct, linked to a large & sudden drop in output across 10 solar farms, we take a quick look at what happened at most of the QLD generators through this 10:00 trading period.
Prompted, in part, by yesterday’s record low for Victorian demand, today I have finished off my earlier review of what happened on Saturday 29th August (8 days earlier) when demand levels also dropped in VIC, and right across the NEM.
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, invests some time to explore a number of different aspects of Easter Saturday (11th April 2020), each noteworthy in their own right (including low demand, high percentage share renewables, negative prices and dynamic bidding)
Thursday 10th October 2019 presented another day of many negative price events in the QLD region. In this Case Study (prepared for dual purposes) we look at how one particular solar farm operated through this period – Ross River Solar Farm.
As part of the process of compilation of our Generator Report Card 2018, we’re delving into quite some detail into various aspects of generator bidding and re-bidding. Today I thought it might be useful to share some *very early and preliminary* observations that we’re starting to see when trending and categorising rebids.