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.
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.
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.
A second quick article about the reported commencement of industrial action at Kogan Creek Power Station in QLD today (Thu 21st Sept 2023).
A quick note about Eraring Power Station, with the NSW state budget released today (Tue 19th Sept 2023).
Tuesday 19th September 2023 and the Bureau of Meteorology has declared that El Niño and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) are underway
A quick record of ‘equal hottest September day on record’ for Sydney … and its impact on electricity demand
Following the low levels of demand over the weekend (Sat 16th and Sun 17th Sept 2023) here’s a few quick notes.
The print version of the AFR today talks about possible industrial action at Kogan Creek power station – prompting us to take a quick look at current Availability projections.
It’s Queensland’s turn today, with a further ratchet lower in minimum demand on Sunday 17th September 2023.
A quick capture of an unfolding situation on Saturday 16th Sept 2023 – seeing record low demand (in VIC and NEM-wide), and highest ever IRPM.
For a couple of reasons, I’ve updated/extended the trend of monthly aggregate statistics for wind farms across the NEM … now out till the end of August 2023.
A short note about the AEMC’s draft determination, published today.
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).
Dan Lee looks into utility-scale storage in Queensland – including the need for megawatt-hours, the state of the build-out, and the current market price signal for duration.