Here’s an update on the situation in NSW
Summer 2016-17 in the NEM
A look at the supply/demand fundamentals in South Australia and explaining why load shedding was initiated.
… whilst on the topic of load shedding, here’s a warning for NSW on Friday afternoon.
Deja-vu all over again in South Australia this evening, with load shedding invoked due to climbing (hot-weather fuelled) demand, and insufficient local generation supplies.
Hot weather in Adelaide and Melbourne driving an interesting outlook for Thursday
One of the more recent developments we’ve observed in the NEM is the downward trend in gas powered generation, raising concerns as to whether there is more pain to come for east coast industrial consumers.
Very high demands in NSW and “more of the same” in Queensland saw significant price volatility yesterday, with the two states behaving like one larger NEM region
Demand in New South Wales rose above 13,000MW just after midday today despite a reasonably modest temperature of 28°C in it’s capital.
A volatile couple of days in Queensland, with demand response evident
Extremely hot weather in NSW and the NEM’s underappreciated “rail gauge mismatch” contributed to a sharp multi-state price spike during the afternoon peak
Quick review of an isolated early morning spike in Queensland
A look at last Friday’s short sharp price spike in Queensland and why it led to negative settlement residues on the interconnection with NSW
An animated walk through 19 hours of Saturday 14th January 2017 in the Queensland region of the National Electricity Market – a day we dubbed “sizzling Saturday” not least because of extreme price volatility
Illustrating how the price spike on 14th January flowed through to hedge contract prices.
Looking at 13th, 14th and 15th January and the contribution of solar PV to peak demand reduction
The Queensland region experienced a new all-time record for electricity demand today, along with some very hot weahter
NEM-wide demand roared to life today, for the first time this summer, with hot weather pretty much everywhere.
Volatility in Queensland on a sizzling Saturday drives the Cumulative Price more than half-way to the Cumulative Price Threshold (where price caps would be imposed).
A few quick notes about this week’s developments at Loy Yang A power station
Queensland Scheduled Demand on Friday 13th January peaked even higher than on Thursday 12th January, and only 70MW below the all-time record