A quick note to mark the the release of GenInsights Quarterly Update for 2023 Q3 last week (and Executive Briefing to one of our subscribers today).Read More
On Monday the AEMO held their annual Summer Readiness Briefing for Summer 2023/24. Meanwhile, the ABC are reporting that the current El Nino has reached ‘strong intensity’.
A short article on Mon 23rd Oct 2023 about an AEMO’s publication of the latest Quarterly Energy Dynamics (a review of 2023 Q3). This follows closely from AER’s Wholesale Markets Quarterly for the same period.
A short article on Saturday about an AER’s publication that was released in the past week … a review of 2023 Q3.
Today the Australian Energy Regulator released its annual ‘State of the Energy Market’ report that highlighted rising retail prices and a higher concentration of flexible generation asset ownership.
In his second article about the 2023 ESOO, guest author Allan O’Neil takes a look at what the AEMO has published with respect to various options for firming capacity to increase the reliability of aggregate supply to below the two thresholds (the Reliability Standard and the Interim Reliability Standard)
Last Thursday (31st Aug 2023) the AEMO published the ESOO 2023, including forecasts of some possibility of unserved energy in Victoria and South Australia this coming summer 2023-24 (above the Interim Reliability Measure). Guest author Allan O’Neil takes a look.
Yesterday (Thu 31st Aug) we saw the release of the 2023 ESOO. Today (Fri 1st Sept 2023) AEMO calls for tenders for supply of ‘Reserve Trader’ in VIC and SA for summer 2023-24.
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).
Apart from a distraction early this morning, I’ve invested some hours today in review of the 2023 ESOO. Here’s 7 initial observations that jumped out at me.
The 2023 ESOO contains some data, and comments, about Demand Response that have us scratching our heads…
Here’s my view on whether Figure 2 should have preceded Figure 1 (with respect to projections of unserved energy … USE) in the 2023 ESOO.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that EFOR (equivalent forced outage rate) for coal and large gas units is a large and growing challenge.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that AEMO is has highlighted the set of constraints modelled is only ‘System Normal’.
One observation about the 2023 ESOO is that AEMO is now modelling (more accurately) the high temperature degradation on wind farm performance.
AEMO notes that ‘Australia’s NEM is perched on the edge’ in the 2023 ESOO, released today (Thu 31st Aug 2023)
A quick note to mark the the release of GenInsights Quarterly Update for Q2 2023 last week.
With Q2 drawing to a close, we’re gearing up to produce GenInsights Quarterly Update for this quarter. Timely to look back at Q1 at what was reported about curtailment of wind and solar in that earlier Quarterly Update.
Digging further into ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’, to understand what Dispatchable Capacity is actually required
In conjunction with the analysis done to complete GenInsights Quarterly Update for Q1 2023 (released today), here’s 14 years of daily data of ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ that might help to illustrate the aggregate requirement for fully dispatchable capacity of some type as the closure of coal accelerates into the future.
A quick note on Wednesday 31st May 2023 to mark the release of GenInsights Quarterly Update for Q1 2023.