The two emergency generators provide first power to the South Australian grid.
Our guest author, Rob Davis, looks at what might emerge for summer 2017-18 given the La Nina outlook, and prior distributions of Cooling Degree Days for Victoria and South Australia
It was inevitable that Semi-Scheduled plant would start to experience times when they are dispatched down. It’s a big prompt to take next steps up the learning curve.
An article that sums up some decidedly un-quick calculations we’ve performed – looking over an 8 week period to 13th September to estimate how much wind power has been curtailed by the AEMO.
On Saturday 2nd September, AEMO responded to a BOM-issued “Severe Weather Event” warning by reducing flow capacity west on the Heywood link. Here’s how that looked…
From one extreme (perhaps lowest ever in June 2017, on like-for-like) to the other (new record production) in the space of just one month for aggregate wind in South Australia
A quick note about high wind speeds in South Australia this afternoon leading to AEMO constraining wind farm output down for System Strength reasons.
Low energy prices in South Australia combined with high prices for Raise Regulation
Coming back from a week out of the office, I was disconcerted to see that yet another industrial energy user has closed its doors.
Autumn 2017 continues the very rocky experience that’s become “new normal” for the National Electricity Market – with warnings of load shedding for Victoria and South Australia this week and next
A closer look at AEMO’s actions during a period of high windfarm output in SA last week
New record rate of wind power production in South Australia reached towards midnight at the end of Tuesday 25th April
Total wind output (aggregated across all wind farms in South Australia) established a new record on Sunday 9th April.
Quick review of a spike in FCAS Prices in South Australia on Tuesday 18th April 2017 – leading to Administered Pricing for Raise Regulation Services.
A listing of key reports and analysis into the SA blackout of 28th September 2016.
The South Australian Blackout of 28th September 2016 is not as simple as it looks.
Tight import limits on the Heywood interconnector and a lull in wind output saw price volatility return to South Australia earlier this week
Some quick thoughts about Tesla’s promise to “fix South Australia’s power woes”. Which specific problem is Tesla promising to fix?
Ominous signs for spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 in Victoria, as hedge contract prices climb prior to the imminent closure of Hazelwood.
Last Friday’s events took South Australia much closer to the brink of another Black System event than many seem to have realised