A short article marking return to service for the Callide C3 unit, which has been offline since 25th May 2021.Read More
2021 – 25th May – Callide Power Station Fire and Outage
A collection of articles discussing what happened at the Callide Power Station (both B and C) on the afternoon of Tuesday 25th May 2021, and the implications that flow from this…
Callide C3 within 8 hours of return to service early Sunday morning 25th July 2021 … but rebid and pushed back further!
Another quick look at the latest date that is visible for Callide C3, and when it’s expected to Return To Service.
With the prior expectation being we’d see Callide C3 return today (Friday 23rd July), we can’t see any output at this point.
Another slippage on return to service expectation for Callide C3 … now expected Friday 23rd July.
This morning we see that there’s been another slippage of expected return to service for Callide C3 – which will now have been offline over 8 weeks since the explosion at nearby Callide C4.
There’s been a 6-month delay in return to service expectation for the damaged Callide C4 unit.
End of the road looming – for Liddell, and also AGL’s Torrens B … and another day delay for Callide C3!
More changes to retirement schedules in the market prompt me to power up the ‘MT PASA DUID Availability’ widget in ez2view once again…
An updated look at the ‘MT PASA DUID Availability’ widget in ez2view shows another delay in returning Callide C3 to service.
A short record of gas prices being up at $20/GJ and above through a cold spell for winter, with other factors at work.
Now making it 5 out of the past 6 years, we return to the analysis of electricity (spot and futures) pricing patterns for Q2 periods across the NEM regions … and also in Western Australia. We see a number of ways in which Q2 2021 was ‘anything but boring’!
An updated view of the return to service schedule of Callide C3 and C4 … along with Yallourn unit 4.
Callide B2 returned to service this morning after nearly a month of being offline, following the explosion and outage at the station in late May.
A quick look this afternoon sees that the return to service for Callide B2 has been delayed a few days since I last looked during the week.
Carl Daley of EnergyByte examines the ramifications of the Callide Power Station outage and discusses the big losers and winners from the situation.
A short note to follow up on the welcome return-to-service of Callide B1.
The volatility that has been with us for weeks now (particularly QLD and NSW), and the dramas unfolding at Callide power station, prompted me to have a broader look at the availability of black coal plant across QLD and NSW, and compare this to prior Q2 periods.
With expectations set last week that Callide B1 would be back online yesterday at minimum load, I’ve had a quick look and can’t see it yet…
A short note about some further delays in return to service for Callide B1 and C3 … though earlier return for B2
Discussion in a number of different places (including an AFR article today) prompted me to pull some data together of how (spot and futures) prices have trended through 2021, and how they changed with the Callide C4 problems.
High Contingency FCAS prices (Raise 6 second) in response to what’s happened at Callide Power Station drove the Cumulative Price to (6 times) the Cumulative Price Threshold. Administered Pricing began Saturday evening for QLD.