WattClarity Deeper Insights



WattClarity® has been in operation since late 2007. The insights shared on WattClarity since that time have been, and will remain, free to access.

From time to time there have been some questions we’ve grappled with that have proved too large to be properly addressed in a single post (and particularly in the time we’ve had available in the lead up to a single article).  From this more detailed analysis occasionally flows more detailed reports – which we have described as WattClarity Deeper Insights.


Some of these reports are accessible in the listing below:

Report Description

As time permits, and where it is aligned with our core focus on the continuing enhancement of the (software-based) products we serve our customers with, we will be adding in other reports.

Generator Statistical Digest 2023


Released Thu 15th February 2024.

The GSD2023 was released on Thursday 15th February 2024.

It’s about 50% bigger than the GSD2022 of a year before…

1)  In part because of more DUIDs operational into the energy market;

2)  But also because we’ve expanded the statistical focus (into all 10 x FCAS markets) and have included a particular focus on Semi-Scheduled assets.

There’s also further information provided here about the GSD2023.

Generator Statistical Digest 2022


Released 31st January 2023

On Tuesday 31st January 2023 the Generator Statistical Digest 2022 (GSD2022) was released.

A number of pieces of analysis (prepared by internal and external analysts) have followed, and are linked into that article.

There’s also further information provided here about the GSD2022.

GenInsights Quarterly updates

Released from July 2022 onwards

We released GenInsights21 on 15th December 2021.

Since that time the number of clients who’ve purchased the 622-page analytical deep dive has continued to grow, and so have the compliments we’ve received. 

For a smaller subset of clients we have begun developing and delivering GenInsights Quarterly Updates … based on their desire for us to:

1)  Update and extend some of the Appendices within GenInsights21 on a regular basis; and

2)  Present to them on a regular basis on a 1-on-1 basis.

It’s a service that we can only deliver to a small number of clients.

Generator Statistical Digest 2021

Released Mar 2022

We released the GSD2021 on Monday 28th March 2022.

This statistical digest (i.e. lots of numbers and charts, but no analysis) is meant to complement the extensive analysis released in GenInsights21 on 15th December 2021.

Generator Insights 2021

Released Dec 2021

After progressively piecing together the smorgasbord of analysis through calendar 2021, we were pleased to be able to release GenInsights21 on Wednesday 15th December 2021.

We’ve prepared:

1)   a couple pages going into some detail of different aspects of GenInsights21 in the ‘GenInsights21′ section of Wattclarity Deeper Analysis here.

2)  and we’re also progressively adding a number of articles to this site (tagged #GenInsights21) that

You are welcome to submit your copy now.

Generator Statistical Digest 2020

Released Jan 2021

We repeated the GSD2019 process in January 2021 to produce the next annual update which:

(a)  We’re calling the Generator Statistical Digest 2020 ; and

(b)  Was completed on Wednesday 27th Jan 2021, with early access provided to those who pre-ordered their copies (saving $$ in the process) – and with broader release from Monday 1st February 2021.

As noted here, this use the same format as the prior GSD2019, but update for data to 31 December 2020, and include all new DUIDs (i.e. units) that entered the market through 2020.

We’d invite you to place your order today and we will:

(a)  provide you prompt access to your electronic PDF; and also

(b)  deliver you one bound hard copy (720 pages!) to the address you nominate

We look forward to hearing from you!

Generator Statistical Digest 2019

Released Jan 2020

Given the success of our Generator Report Card 2018, we decided to follow-on from this by developing a partial update (and extension) in the form of a Generator Statistical Digest 2019 :

(a)  Utilizing 10 years of data to 31st December 2019; and

(b)  With a particular focus on calendar 2019 – adding in a new page for each DUID containing additional performance metric.

This was released on Tuesday 28th January 2020, with:

(a)  access provided immediately to those who had pre-ordered their copies; and

(b)  a wider notice was published on 13th February 2020.

On 8th June 2020 we published some ‘Feedback we have received about…’ the GSD2020.

Generator Report Card 2018

Released May 2019

The Generator Report Card, covering 20 years of data to 31st December 2018, was released on 31st May 2019.

After a mammoth investment (of something like 10,000 hours) the Generator Report Card provided two core components of value:

Component #1 = approx 180 pages of analysis and insights, picking over some of the questions arising (particularly through 2017 and 2018) about various aspects of performance of our increasingly diverse fleet of generation assets.

Component #2 = approx 330 pages of statistics – one page for every DUID (unit) that operated in the 10-year period to 31st December 2018.  Using later terminology, this was our first Generator Statistical Digest embedded (as Part 3) within the Generator Report Card.

Following release on 31st May 2019 it received a swag of initial feedback (with other snippets tagged here), and the readership steadily grew in the many months following from the release of the Report.

Earlier reports…

Detailed review of summer 2012-13 in the QLD Region

Summer 2012-13 was a particularly volatile period in the Queensland region of the NEM – for a number of overlapping reasons. We fielded a number of calls through the summer from clients & other readers, asking us to help them understand what was happening.  A collection of articles were posted through the summer under this banner.

Given the complexities involved (and because the insights gleaned fed into the ongoing development of our ez2view software product) we conducted detailed analysis and prepared a detailed (3-volume) report.

You can learn more about it here.

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