Inspired (or provoked) by Paul’s earlier article noting ‘NEM-wide demand has been quite low through summer 2023-24 (at least to date)’, guest author Allan O’Neil takes a look at how aggregate consumption stacks up for this summer, compared to prior.Read More
Long-Term Market trends and forecasts
Still trying to make sense of what did and didn’t happen in QLD last night, Dan Lee provides some context to how yesterday’s record-breaking demand compares to similar historical events.
A short post looking back >14 years over trends of daily maximum demand in QLD
This article (Part 3) follows on from Part 1 and Part 2, which looked at four successive trip/outage at Loy Yang A4 in recent days.
With Challicum Hills Wind Farm recently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Dan Lee takes a look into the long-term trend of technical and commercial performance of the oldest wind farms in the NEM.
Today we take a look back at the operation of Stanwell unit 1 over the past 3 years … but particularly since its return from a Major Outage in September 2023
A short (and belated) article about the CSIRO’s GenCost draft report … and some associated media coverage.
Noting an earlier article on PV Magazine about a direction from Energy Safe Victoria relating to the Cohuna Solar Farm, we take a quick initial look at operations in the AEMO market data.
Remembering a question that were were asked by a client in December 2023 (about Yallourn power station) we take a quick look at the start of 2024.
Guest author Allan O’Neil continues our series of posts on very low system demand levels in South Australia and Victoria on New Year’s Eve, with a few unresolved questions remaining
A tabular summary of how ‘declining demand’ has been an accelerating theme in most regions of the NEM (and NEM-wide) through 2023.
Part 4 in a series today, about what happened in Victoria with minimum demand and warnings of possible intervention to *increase* demand.
Fourth article today, taking a quick look at neighbouring South Australia – which has also seen a new ‘lowest ever’ level of Market Demand.
Third article today, focusing on an apparent anomaly between AEMO’s P30 and P5 predispatch forecasts for Victorian demand today (Sun 31st Dec 2023).
A second article today on this challenging day for the Victorian grid, looking at which supply sources are running.
First article today, recording a new ‘lowest ever’ point for demand in Victoria (Sun 31st Dec 2023), and possible intervention from AEMO has it looks to drop further, leading to possible grid instability.
It’s Friday 15th December 2023 and the AEMO has published its draft of the 2024 ISP, in time for everyone’s Christmas reading list
A quick record of Sun 12th Nov 2023, with ‘minimum demand’ dropping further in Victoria
Dan Lee looks at twenty years of capacity factors for wind farms to see if they are improving in line with recent discussion and long-term modelling assumptions.
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.