A deeper look at the frequency data (our own, and also from some others) reveals a number of other interesting things about what happened on Tuesday 25th May 2021 in Queensland.
2021 – 25th May – Callide C4 Explosion, Fire and Outage
A collection of articles that began on Tuesday 25th May 2021, when Callide C4 unit exploded, which:
1) Led to loss of supply from sister units Callide C3, and B2 and B1 – but also others close
2) And also blackouts for a sizeable amount of Queensland due to under-frequency load shedding
3) And a very long repair process
4) Hence some concerns about the supply-demand balance, and prices
5) And an insolvency of one of the JV owners
6) There also was a lengthy process to report on the original cause of the explosion.
In this category we collate an expanding range of articles related to one or more of the above.
My evening reading of an ABC news article (about Callide C) released this afternoon suggests a long, long and expensive outage for Callide C4.
Normally this would be part of a much more complete article adding to WattClarity’s growing coverage of the major power system events in Queensland following the incident at Callide C Power Station. However I for one find it easier to…
Sharing 7 of the ‘Headline Questions’ we’re pondering, as we bury ourselves in the data surrounding the events that happened on Tuesday 25th May … some of which will have long-lasting implications (not to mention detailed investigations).
Following yesterday’s incidents (plural!) we see prices forecast to be high this evening in QLD as well.
Part 5 in an expanding series, looking at what happened in QLD on Tuesday 25th May 2021 – this one looking at system frequency.
First update, day after the event, shows a cautious (initial) approach to returning the 4 units at the Callide site back to service.
Third short article this evening, after it looks like we’ve escaped from a tight supply/demand balance (reasonably) unscathed.
Looks set to be a very tight supply/demand balance this evening in Queensland. Here’s hoping everything goes right for the AEMO Control Room!
A quick snapshot from NEMwatch at 14:20 today highlighting the loss of approximately 2000MW of demand this afternoon – dropping the level of Scheduled Demand down to 3,775MW: The AEMO Market Notice highlighted says: ——————————————————————- MARKET NOTICE ——————————————————————- From : …