A quick note about Eraring Power Station, with the NSW state budget released today (Tue 19th Sept 2023).
the end of coal
Yesterday, the NSW Government released both the Marsden Jacobs report (NSW Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up) and the Government’s Response.
The 2023 ESOO contains some some reporting (and data) about one particular contingency plan … delaying retirement of existing thermal generators (with Eraring a case in point).
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that EFOR (equivalent forced outage rate) for coal and large gas units is a large and growing challenge.
Third article today looking back at news with respect to ‘coal closure’ … this article pertaining to EnergyAustralia’s Mt Piper station in NSW.
An article at the end of the week in which AGL Energy announced the establishment of a Structured Transition Agreement (STA) with respect to Loy Yang A and the notice of closure for 30th June 2035.
Friday 14th July 2023 sees some media articles and commentary about several coal-fired generators running longer than previously thought, as the energy transition hits some speed bumps.
Liddell Unit 1 ramped down it’s output to 0MW at roughly 10:30am this morning, signaling the full retirement of Liddell Power Station.
A short article to mark the closure of Liddell unit 2 on Wednesday evening, 26th April 2023.
Latest data from AEMO (from Fri 14th April) suggests Liddell unit 4 might close a couple days later than when we’d looked in February.
AFR and the Australian (and elsewhere?) there are reports of the co-owner of Callide C (with CS Energy) being placed in voluntary administration.
Given the significance of the event (Reserve Trader almost triggered on Thursday 16th March – 34 days till the closure of Liddell Unit 4) we’re investing some time in exploring more detail of the event. This is Part 1.
Another quick article today – this to record the rare use of coal in the UK on a cold evening with insufficient other supply.
This second excerpt from GenInsights 2022 Q4 Update highlights some of what’s seen in terms of the performance of coal units.
Drawing from GenInsights Quarterly Update for Q4 2022, and the next version of our ez2view software, we take a look at the *current* expectations for closure of Liddell Power Station (within weeks) and Eraring Power Station (in 2025). A segue into this week’s update to the ESOO, perhaps?
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, takes the release of the GSD2022 as an opportunity to take a look at the past 10 years of performance of the four-unit Liddell Power Station (one unit closed in 2022 and three to close soon in 2023), contrasting against two other black coal-fired stations.
One of many articles in the AFR this week flagged an extension of major outage on Kogan Creek Power Station. In this article we take a quick initial look.
Following the published note of scepticism/concern about the energy transition from several industry CEOs in the AFR on Friday, we take a quick look at the replacement capacity needs just for Loy Yang A power station to illustrate the enormous scale of the challenge.
Liddell unit 3 has closed this morning.
As a first article on WattClarity following Origin’s ‘Notice of Closure’ announcement about the future of Eraring Power Station, here’s some statistical data (from the upcoming GSD2021) to help with the broader conversation.