Winter 2021 in the NEM

A collection of articles about events that occur through winter 2021 in the NEM (i.e. June, July, August 2021)





The Contagion of Scarcity

Guest author, Josh Stabler of Energy Edge, provides a look into the ‘contagion of scarcity’ events impacting the market since mid-May 2021.



Biggest price shock in history

Carl Daley of EnergyByte, examines recent energy and gas price volatility, leading to the conclusion that the May to July period in QLD and NSW has been the biggest shock to the spot market in history, and the forward price movements are rivalling the record setting year of 2007.










$1.5b write-down in value of assets at Origin Energy

On Thursday 30th July 2021 Origin Energy announced a large impairment on several different types of assets – its own generation portfolio, renewable PPAs, and gas purchase contracts. However the focus in the media sometimes did not include all three…