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
wind farm output
A quick note about high wind speeds in South Australia this afternoon leading to AEMO constraining wind farm output down for System Strength reasons.
An explanation of how the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) contributed to the wind drought we observed recently on WattClarity.
A brief look, in the time available today, at a truly remarkable low point in aggregate wind farm output across the NEM through June 2017
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.
Brief note about completion of construction at Ararat Wind Farm
Power’s out across South Australia on the afternoon of Wednesday 28th September
Some thoughts about the possible uplift to Infigen Energy revenues, stemming from higher forward contract prices in the South Australian region of the NEM
Quick snap of Ararat Wind Farm starting up in August.
Two slides (from BNEF and AEMO) that provide some context on the energy transition
Recording early days of electricity production at the Hornsdale Wind Farm
Announcing the winners of our 7 related competitions for “best forecaster in the NEM” summer 2015-16
Back on 8th October, I spoke at All Energy in Melbourne on this topic. Given the questions posed after the session, it seemed that it might be of value to some WattClarity readers if I narrated over the top of the presentation and included it here, for future reference.
A quick look at how ramp rates would vary (for “Unserved Consumption”) in the hypothetical “10x” high intermittency grid.
Continuing our analysis of these hypothetical future scenarios to understand the shape of “unserved energy” and hence the potential contribution of Demand Response – today I post about energy spilled in a future with high intermittent generation supply.
A sped-up animation covering spanning a September 2015 weekend in the South Australian region of the NEM, illustrating both sides of the wind farm output coin.
Some further analysis of different aspects of wind farm output in South Australia