Summer 2012-13 in the NEM

A collection of articles about events that occur, and observations that are made, about summer 2012-13 in the Australian National Electricity Market.



Trends in Production and Spot Revenues at 4 coal-fired stations

A number of recently announced closures of (and cut-backs in) a variety of coal-fired power station units across the NEM (including Northern, Yallourn, Munmorah and Tarong) – claimed to be a result of carbon pricing – generated significant interest in the press, and interested us to open NEM-Review and have a look at longer term trends, and the extent to which that attribution might be true.




Trends in power station output by fuel type

Some observations about the longer-term trend of electricity production, across the NEM, aggregated across all states by fuel type. This reveals some of the trends that have been developing in recent years prior to the introduction of the carbon tax.




About Wind Diversity

A quick look at the extent to which wind supplies (across all wind turbines in the NEM) are diverse enough for supplies to have a degree of dependability.


Yallourn is limping back into service

Following some questions yesterday (from clients and others) we take a quick look at how Yallourn Power Station is progressing in coming back from outage caused by inundation from the nearby river.