A short article, recording the start of evening volatility in South Australia … and the coincident bushfire risk.
AEMO declares credible contingency possible with respect to transmission in South Australia, due to bushfires.
A quick record of some evening volatility in South Australia on Wednesday evening 21st February 2024
It was an article in the AFR, on the 6th of February 2024, that drew our attention back to generator closures. Engie have announced the early closure of Snuggery and Port Lincoln Power Stations.
Ben Skinner asks some philosophical questions about the Retail Reliability Obligation (RRO), and provides some commentary about its past and future.
A quick look back at Saturday 6th January 2024 in South Australia – and the case of an unforecast drop in ‘Market Demand’
Guest author Allan O’Neil continues our series of posts on very low system demand levels in South Australia and Victoria on New Year’s Eve, with a few unresolved questions remaining
Fourth article today, taking a quick look at neighbouring South Australia – which has also seen a new ‘lowest ever’ level of Market Demand.
Prices in SA have spiked to close to the market cap and remained elevated, following the invocation of the ‘I-VS_250’ constraint set due to extreme weather conditions.
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.