The second part of an ongoing case study examining two successive days of low VRE generation in early July 2023. This part examines IRPM, earlier forecasts of available generation and maps the availability by site location.Read More
A quick update today, following news yesterday from CS Energy about a 17-day delay to the expected return to service of Callide C3, following repairs to the collapsed cooling tower.
A bout of severe weather for many parts of south-eastern Australia brought challenging weather conditions which appear to have impacted variable renewable energy forecasts for the NEM. The case study delves into forecast differences on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September 2023.
Following the release of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3 we’ve chosen to share here one of the clear challenges for large-scale VRE that is emerging (particularly in 2023 Q3) due to the rise and rise of rooftop PV.
The first part of a Case Study looking at a large 5-minute ramp in ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ in the middle of the day (an unusual time) on Friday 8th September 2023
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Mon 3rd and Tue 4th July 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
As the next step in recovering from a fire onsite during commissioning, Genex Power has released an ASX Announcement and the battery charged briefly on Friday 3rd Nov 2023 afternoon.
A brief article as a first Case Study looking at Friday 18th August 2023, in conjunction with the compilation of GenInsights Quarterly Updates for 2023 Q3.
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.
Seeing another reference to ‘Bouldercombe BESS only offline for a day’ on social media prompts this article, to prevent further misconceptions…
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.
It’s Wednesday morning 27th September 2023 and the fire that started last night at Bouldercombe BESS (Tesla battery for Genex) is still burning.
Also in the news this week (a Federal Court judgement in relation to AER instituted proceedings against Engie in relation to Pelican Point from 8th Feb 2017) … which is coincidental with upcoming changes in the market for generator obligations.
On Wednesday 6th September many Semi-Scheduled (wind and solar) units in northern QLD were ‘constrained down’ for System Strength reasons. We take a first look as part 1 of a Case Study (more parts *may* follow).
A quick status update, early on Thursday 31st August 2023, about issues at Azure (caused by a power surge) that has been affecting AEMO (and our) systems.
In this article we delve in deeper on Thu 30th Jan and Fri 31st Jan 2020 … two days that saw extreme levels of ‘Aggregate Scheduled Target’ (i.e. AggSchedTarget – a requirement for firming capacity). A timely review, given two developments arriving tomorrow (on Thursday 31st August 2023).
The change to use MaxAvail from the energy bid, for semi-scheduled units, was implemented on 7 August 2023.
Enablement of ‘MaxAvail’ in the Bid for Semi-Scheduled units to go live (Mon 7th or Tue 8th Aug 2023) … and other enhancements in future
2 x AEMO Market Notices this afternoon prompt this article about four upcoming Market Enhancements … with the first to planned to commence from next Monday 7th August 2023
A quick note on WattClarity to tie in an update (earlier this month) from CS Energy on the rebuild of the cooling tower for Callide C3 and C4.