The distinctive winter demand shape returns – and with it comes the evening peaks in prices (even on a Sunday).Read More
Autumn 2013 in the NEM
Tasmania shivers this morning, driving electricity demand higher
Augurs to be an interesting day in South Australia today, with two (now three) price spikes already this morning – due in part to no supplies from coal, or from wind.
Prompted by a reader’s question, we provide some further analysis into which brown coal plants have been declining output in recent times, and why this might be the case.
A price spike late at night in South Australia, not long after posting other comments about low surplus generation capacity.
Spot prices in South Australia have been seen to be higher in the month of April than in the prior months, which is somewhat counter-intuitive. Prices also spiked this evening on a number of occasions above $500/MWh – here’s some of the reasons why.
The Macarthur Wind Farm opening was officially opened today, but the wind did not make an appearance.
Highest electricity demand for Victoria in four years last Tuesday (12th March) – and 400MW of DSR operates
Following some tweets from the esaa mentioning how the demand in Victoria on Tuesday 12th March was the highest seen for four years, we had a look back through our records on the day.
At 23:05 on Saturday 9th March AEMO advised that the Millmerran power station units 1 and 2 tripped simultaneously at 22:07 (58 minutes prior) – for reasons still unknown.
Here’s how we saw it unfold at real time.
Some high temperatures in Victoria and South Australia drive demand higher and, because of transmission constraints, the IRPM in the Economic Island lower.