In our third guest authored post this week, Blake Ashton from SA Power Networks talks about the SA islanding event that occurred just over twelve months ago – how SAPN managed solar curtailment, and how their new ‘flexible exports’ option can address future challenges.
Thunderstorms impacted parts of South Australia electricity system in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with two syncons tripping and around 30,000 customers experiencing outages.
A quick review of spot price volatility seen in South Australia on Thursday evening 9th November 2023.
We’re seeing an increasing number of claims on social media along the lines of ‘South Australia exporting more than it imports’. Whilst that was true around 2019, it’s NOT been the case for a number of years.
A quick review of a short period of ‘Actual LOR2’ in the South Australian region on Friday evening 27th October 2023.
In a rare occurrence (and perhaps a sign of the times), we noted that the cumulative price in SA turned negative yesterday afternoon.
Echoing a question we’ve been asked – about the extent to which rooftop PV has been curtailed as a result of these minimum demand points.
A quick snapshot of one dispatch interval (of a number) seeing negative ‘Market Demand’ in South Australia on Saturday 23rd September 2023.
A quick record of some spot price volatility in South Australia on the morning of Wednesday 30th August 2023.
Continuing network outage, and weather conditions, leads to long duration of elevated price in SA over the weekend.
Inertia is an important concept to understand as the technology mix in the NEM evolves during the energy transition. In this article, Jonathon Dyson talks about the importance of inertia and highlights an example of a specific incident where we observed relatively low levels of inertia in the NEM.
One year on from a market-wide suspension, Dan Lee provides a review of Q2 prices for 2023 so that we can examine some of the longer-term price trends.
Earlier LOR conditions forecast for SA this morning did not eventuate to an actual, but the region was hit with a short run of price spikes.
A brief summary of how the LOR forecast for South Australia tomorrow evening (and later in the week) has evolved throughout today.
AEMO is currently forecasting LOR2 for South Australia next week.
A first look at a forecast for tight supply-demand conditions for South Australia on Wednesday 10th May 2023.
A second article today about volatility in South Australia
The South Australian price has been bouncing up above $10,000/MWh on Thursday 4th May 2023
A very quick look at separate bouts of volatility on Monday 1st May 2023 – firstly in NSW and then later in South Australia.
On Thursday 23rd February, hot weather in SA drove ‘Market Demand’ to its highest level in just over 9 years, and delivered a bit of spot price volatility. We investigate….