Recent WDR activity on January 31 took advantage of the spicy Victorian wholesale energy prices that eventuated in the late afternoon and early evening under unusual circumstances.
A short (and first) look at some of the market activity on a volatile evening in several regions – SA and VIC, and with QLD joining the fray a bit later.
A quick look at Tuesday 28th December 2021 – when ‘Market Demand’ (but not ‘Operational Demand’) fell a shade lower than the prior low point record.
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.
Second region today (Sun 31st Oct 2021) to see a new ‘minimum demand’ record was the Victorian region … when looking at Scheduled Demand (after correcting my mistake about NSW).
A short note about the storms that left approximately 500,000 people without power in Victoria on Friday 29th october 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.
Another interim build of ez2view gives me an excuse to have another look at changes in bidding patterns at selected Wind, Solar and Coal units.
Two separate alerts received today about the Victoria Big Battery sent me looking for more information…
Following comments on social media over the weekend about a new low point for brown coal generation, I took a quick look.
Here’s first data about Victoria’s Big Battery … which is on fire on Friday afternoon 30th July 2021 (literally!).
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’!
A series of questions about what’s happening at Newport Power Station prompted me to have a quick look…
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) …
A media release by EnergyAustralia this afternoon (Tue 15th June) about Yallourn mine flooding prompts an updated look on Wattclarity…
A short note on Tuesday morning to highlight that YWPS3 has re-joined YWPS1 back online.
A Saturday morning review of the situation in Victoria, with supplies from Yallourn restricted due to flooding in the Latrobe Valley … coincident with other factors
Evening spot price volatility has become a regular thing – here’s some of it for Thursday 3rd June 2021
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 shorter article – thinking more about the future, prompted by one of the factors that contributed to the price volatility seen in South Australia on Friday 12th March 2021