Thunderstorms impacted parts of South Australia electricity system in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with two syncons tripping and around 30,000 customers experiencing outages.Read More
Spring 2023 in the NEM
A quick note about a forecast by AEMO of shortfall in system strength in NSW region for Tuesday 14th November 2023.
A quick record of Sun 12th Nov 2023, with ‘minimum demand’ dropping further in Victoria
A quick review of spot price volatility seen in South Australia on Thursday evening 9th November 2023.
The very fast FCAS markets started on 9 October 2023 and now a Basslink outage presents a confusing situation for required and enabled levels.
As the SMS alerts continue, here’s an article to record the new low point for Market Demand in NSW on Sunday 29th October 2023.
A quick review of a short period of ‘Actual LOR2’ in the South Australian region on Friday evening 27th October 2023.
A quick initial article on Saturday morning 21st Oct 2023 about a significant loss of load in the Townsville area early this morning following a trip of some transmission elements.
A short note to echo EnergyAustralia’s warnings (reported in the Australian) about possible coal supply issues for Mt Piper power station.
Seeing another reference to ‘Bouldercombe BESS only offline for a day’ on social media prompts this article, to prevent further misconceptions…
Echoing a question we’ve been asked – about the extent to which rooftop PV has been curtailed as a result of these minimum demand points.
Looking back at yesterday (Sun 1st Oct 2023) it appears to also have seen a lowest point for NEM-wide demand by both measures … lower than the low point set ~2 weeks prior.
Also noteworthy on Sunday 1st October 2023 was a lower point for ‘minimum demand’ seen in South Australia … with ‘Market Demand’ down to -37MW and ‘Operational Demand’ down to 5MW (just above 0MW)
Sunday 1st October 2023 and the ‘minimum demand’ point for the QLD region (measured by ‘Market Demand’) has fallen lower still on a sunny spring long weekend.
On Friday 29th September 2023 we look back at Kogan Creek via ‘Bids & Offers’ in ez2view over 20 days to see what’s visible, in terms of any impact of the current Industrial Action
A short article Thursday evening 28th September 2023 with the battery back online and charging, after the fire.
A quick article, following a social media update by CS Energy on the repair process for the cooling towers at Callide C.
Industrial Action at Kogan Creek Power station part 3 – appears unrelated to Tuesday’s trip, and then lower load into Wednesday
Yesterday (Tue 26th Sept 2023) we saw Kogan Creek drop offline for a few hours – and were asked if this was related to industrial action. Here, with the benefit of ‘next day public’ data, we take a first look.
It’s Wednesday morning 27th September 2023 and the fire that started last night at Bouldercombe BESS (Tesla battery for Genex) is still burning.
A quick snapshot of one dispatch interval (of a number) seeing negative ‘Market Demand’ in South Australia on Saturday 23rd September 2023.