Tristan Edis from Green Energy Trading discusses whether a surge in renewable energy projects and battery capacity would be sufficient to fill any reliability gap before (and after) Eraring’s scheduled closure.Read More
Guest author, Allan O’Neil, takes a detailed look at how VIC1-NSW1 transfer capability has been limited frequently due to constraints related to the 051 line in southern NSW, and what it means in terms of inter-regional settlements residue accumulations, market efficiency overall, and the energy transition.
We’re seeing an increasing number of claims on social media along the lines of ‘South Australia exporting more than it imports’. Whilst that was true around 2019, it’s NOT been the case for a number of years.
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Friday 18th August 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
Yesterday (Wed 18th Oct 2023) Origin Energy held its Annual General Meeting, with discussion wide-ranging. Here’s two things that jumped out to me about the Eraring Power Station, which is currently slated to close in 2025.
A quick article on WattClarity pointing to some research completed by Shukla Poddar and others about what future solar profile might be across Australia, in a climate changed world.
The results of the recent MTPASA (Medium-Term Projected Assessment of System Adequacy), published on 17 October 2023, led a declaration of low reserve conditions in Market Notice 110284.
Very Fast FCAS, because it operates at a faster timescale, can arrest the rise or fall in frequency more rapidly than the current fast service and therefore provides an avenue to mitigate the costs of needing to procure increasing levels of the existing fast service. The markets (raise and lower) are going live on 9 October 2023.
Echoing a question we’ve been asked – about the extent to which rooftop PV has been curtailed as a result of these minimum demand points.
A quick note about Eraring Power Station, with the NSW state budget released today (Tue 19th Sept 2023).
Dan Lee looks into utility-scale storage in Queensland – including the need for megawatt-hours, the state of the build-out, and the current market price signal for duration.
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).
In this article we delve in deeper on Thu 30th Jan and Fri 31st Jan 2020 … two days that saw extreme levels of ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ (i.e. AggSchedTarget – a requirement for firming capacity). A timely review, given two developments arriving tomorrow (on Thursday 31st August 2023).
Third article today looking back at news with respect to ‘coal closure’ … this article pertaining to EnergyAustralia’s Mt Piper station in NSW.
Also in the past week, news media (claiming to have sighted some of the ‘Electricity Supply and Reliability Check Up’ from MJA with respect to Eraring Power Station) report the potential extension of service.
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.
The change to use MaxAvail from the energy bid, for semi-scheduled units, was implemented on 7 August 2023.
Today (Thu 3rd Aug 2023) the AEMC commenced a process of examining the proposed establishment of a ‘Scheduled Lite’ mechanism …
An article today referencing the VEPC paper ‘No longer lost in transmission’ (about extended VNI-West, and the authors proposed alternative ‘Plan B’) and the AEMO’s initial response.