Following Wednesday’s article by Paul McArdle on WattClarity, we’ve reviewed the (very cloudy) weather patterns for Friday 19th May 2017, and the accuracy of Solcast’s predictions of a day of low solar PV outputRead More
Autumn 2017 in the NEM
Two units temporarily offline at Loy Yang A on Monday 8th May (not without coincidence/conspiracy theories)
Warnings of load shedding in Victoria and South Australia on Thursday 11th May, and larger on Monday 15th May
Autumn 2017 continues the very rocky experience that’s become “new normal” for the National Electricity Market – with warnings of load shedding for Victoria and South Australia this week and next
A quick look at the market, following announcement of industrial action next week at Loy Yang A power station
A closer look at AEMO’s actions during a period of high windfarm output in SA last week
New record rate of wind power production in South Australia reached towards midnight at the end of Tuesday 25th April
Aggregate Wind Farm output across South Australia topped 1,400MW for the first time – on 9th April, with more to come
Total wind output (aggregated across all wind farms in South Australia) established a new record on Sunday 9th April.
Quick review of a spike in FCAS Prices in South Australia on Tuesday 18th April 2017 – leading to Administered Pricing for Raise Regulation Services.
Brief note about completion of construction at Ararat Wind Farm
A record of the closure of Hazelwood this week – and some initial thoughts on the implications
A quick look (posted 13:40) at electricity consumption in Northern Queensland with the onset of Tropical Cyclone Debbie
Tight import limits on the Heywood interconnector and a lull in wind output saw price volatility return to South Australia earlier this week
Ominous signs for spot price outcomes through Q2 2016 in Victoria, as hedge contract prices climb prior to the imminent closure of Hazelwood.
Last Friday’s events took South Australia much closer to the brink of another Black System event than many seem to have realised
AEMO issues a Market Notice for a “High Impact Outage” – a term not used since 2012.
With high temperatures forecast for SA (hence higher demand) coinciding with low wind, social media references to “blackout” increase. Is this helpful?