A quick look at New Year’s Eve in South Australia
This morning I’ve taken a quick look at market activity in South Australia on Thursday evening, 30th December 2021.
A short article following a price spike in SA on Thursday afternoon, 30th December 2021
Out-of-the-blue, the price spikes up near $10,000/MWh in South Australia on an otherwise ‘boring’ day … a sign of what we should expect increasingly in future?
Scheduled demand in SA drops below zero for the second time in less than a week.
Updating the minimum demand records, following new low points seen for VIC and SA (but not NSW, as I had thought earlier) for Minimum Demand.
On Sunday 31st October 2021 we see minimum demand level drop considerably lower for the South Australian region … and also a new record set on a NEM-wide basis.
Some quick notes about a price spike seen over 4 dispatch intervals this morning in South Australia – Wed 27th Oct 2021.
Capping off a weekend of new low points for minimum demand in NSW, and NEM-wide (and some near misses elsewhere) this table sums up where the low points sit.
Sunny skies and mild weather in South Australia on Sunday 26th September sees a new (lower) point for ‘Minimum Demand set in the South Australian region.
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’!
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 from one of our NEMwatch v10 dashboards: As highlighted: 1) …
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.
A short article this afternoon to link through to the Preliminary Report published by the AEMO, looking into what happened in South Australia last Friday (12th March 2021).
Over 2,000 MW – or around 55% – of South Australia’s firm supply capacity was unavailable last Friday evening (March 12, 2021), along with virtually all of its large-scale renewable supply (a further 1,800 MW or so) but the lights…
A different type of market notice today (speaking of potential curtailment of embedded generation in South Australia) points to the future … accelerated by Heywood repairs in this instance.
Prices have (finally!) subsided, so here’s an initial review of what I can see about what happened in South Australia on Friday evening 12th March 2021. Apologies for mistakes (it’s rushed, there will be some)…
The price has spiked in South Australia this evening (Fri 12th March 2021). Here’s Part 1…
A longer-term trend of the incidence of negative prices across each region of the NEM … and, most interestingly, the pattern by time of day.
Today (Sunday 14th February 2021) ‘Scheduled Demand’ dropped down again in South Australia – almost setting a new record for ‘lowest point since the start of the NEM (excl System Black)’