Reserve Trader dispatched
AEMO announces the possibility of dispatching “Reserve Trader” tomorrow to address a forecast tight supply/demand balance.
With high temperatures forecast for Thursday and Friday, here’s a quick look at what might be in store…
Weather forecasts tell of an expected hot weekend on Saturday (in Melbourne & Adelaide) and then Sunday (in Sydney) – which has led to some news articles talking about “searing heat across the southeast putting energy supplies under pressure”. Let’s not get carried away – it looks like the levels of demand will be pretty moderate.
Afternoon demand on Christmas Day as low as overnight demand as a result of several factors
AEMO forecasts NEM-wide demand to exceed 32,000MW tomorrow (Monday 18th December), which is far higher than seen in December 2016, and one reason for the LOR1 low reserve notices.
Demand in Victoria peaked lower than forecast today, but demand forecasts for NSW tomorrow are continuing to climb.
AEMO forecasts higher demand in Victoria (and South Australia) tomorrow with the hot weather – and a slight LOR1 warning.
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
Two units temporarily offline at Loy Yang A on Monday 8th May (not without coincidence/conspiracy theories)
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 quick look at the market, following announcement of industrial action next week at Loy Yang A power station
A record of the closure of Hazelwood this week – and some initial thoughts on the implications
Ominous signs for spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 in Victoria, as hedge contract prices climb prior to the imminent closure of Hazelwood.
Hot weather in Adelaide and Melbourne driving an interesting outlook for Thursday
A few quick notes about this week’s developments at Loy Yang A power station
Victoria saw what seems to be the lowest ever* level of electricity demand early on Monday 2nd January 2017
A question, about why Victorian electricity demand seems to be trending lower and lower…
Putting another cat amongst the pigeons, energy sector unions at Loy Yang A have announced Industrial Action at the station over Christmas.
After an AEMO notice of Low Reserve Condition this summer and next in the south, I had a quick look…