Here’s the event details for the discussion scheduled for Thursday 2nd December 2021 about ‘Early insights from Five Minute Settlement’, thanks to AIE Brisbane.Read More
Some key events in the NEM that carried long-term implications
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.
Some activity alerts prompt this short look at how the Victoria Big Battery is recovering from the industrial fire that took it out of action for a number of weeks.
This morning (Fri 8th Oct) the AEMO has released its Incident Report into what happened on 25th May 2021, starting with problems at Callide C4.
It was too tempting to take some time today to look back on the first fully 5-minute bids from Friday 1st October (the start of Five Minute Settlement) to see how much has changed.
It’s quite early Friday morning, 1st October 2021 … and Five Minute Settlement has commenced. Here’s a *very* early initial look.
An updated look at return-to-service expectation for the damaged Callide C4 unit.
What does ‘next day public’ data show us about Tuesday’s re-start of operations at Victoria Big Battery
A quick additional look at activity Tue 28th Sept 2021 for Victoria Big Battery – as seen in ez2view with the benefit of ‘Next Day Public’ data.
Two separate alerts received today about the Victoria Big Battery sent me looking for more information…
Guest author, Josh Stabler of Energy Edge, provides a look into the ‘contagion of scarcity’ events impacting the market since mid-May 2021.
Only ~11 weeks after the end of Q2 2021 we’re still exploring details of the extreme price outcomes. Here’s some of the ways in which solar PV played a significant role in the price outcomes delivered.
Sharing the AEMO’s email this morning alerting the market to the ‘full speed ahead to 5MS’ notice.
Carl Daley of EnergyByte, examines recent energy and gas price volatility, leading to the conclusion that the May to July period in QLD and NSW has been the biggest shock to the spot market in history, and the forward price movements are rivalling the record setting year of 2007.
As Q2 2021 unfolded, it seemed that there were many instances where prices spiked during evening demand peaks – and that wind output was low at the time. So I took a closer statistical look…
Prompted by last Friday’s publication of the AER’s ‘Wholesale Markets Quarterly’ for Q2 2021, here’s a tabulated summary of some of the contributing factors of spot price volatility (and hence high average prices) for the quarter – particularly for QLD and NSW.
Re-posted with update: In recent weeks we have noticed a trend towards increased latency in the creation of the ‘PUBLIC_P5MIN_*.csv’ files published by AEMO on MarketNet, and we wonder if you can help us understand why this is happening?
Hydrogen explosion in South Africa (at Eskom’s Medupi unit) will inevitably draw comparisons to the explosion at Callide C4 on 25th May 2021. Use caution in following those links!
Some quick thoughts, spurred by Simon Hackett’s comment in relation to the fire at the Victorian Big Battery
One Monday evening article noting reports that the fire at Victoria Big Battery is under control.
Monday’s update on the fire at the new ‘Victoria Big Battery’ – which seems to have mostly come under control by the afternoon.